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Eruption Collection

Background imageEruption Collection: Cross Section of the Volcano, Mount Etna

Cross Section of the Volcano, Mount Etna
Cross-section of the Mount Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, in 1910. This image shows the eruption of lava, which was taking place that year, heading towards the town of Nicolosi

Background imageEruption Collection: Mauna Loa Volcano - Hawaiian Islands, USA

Mauna Loa Volcano - Hawaiian Islands, USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEruption Collection: The Geography of Iceland

The Geography of Iceland
The peaks of mountains and volcanoes in Iceland depicted in this fascinating postcard. Featured is the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano (just to the left of the erupting Hekla Volcano - centre left)

Background imageEruption Collection: Death of Elder Pliny

Death of Elder Pliny
GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS In his eagerness to observe the eruption of Vesuvius, he approaches dangerously near and is killed by falling rocks, a martyr to science

Background imageEruption Collection: The Beach at Posillipo by J. C. Dahl, 1821

The Beach at Posillipo by J. C. Dahl, 1821
Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857). Danish painter. The Beach at Posillipo, 1821. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageEruption Collection: Kilauea Volcano, National Park, Hawaii, USA

Kilauea Volcano, National Park, Hawaii, USA. Date: 1935

Background imageEruption Collection: Precambrian volcano

Precambrian volcano
An impression by Micahael Copus of Precambrian (4, 500 to 544 million years ago) bomb-rock volcano in Leicestershire, England

Background imageEruption Collection: Strato volcanic eruption

Strato volcanic eruption
A strato volcano has a steep volcanic cone built up by dense lava flows and pyroclastic debris. One of a series (including image numbers 185 to 190) showing various forms of volcanic eruption

Background imageEruption Collection: Volcano Seen 1700

Volcano Seen 1700
Volcano in the Bismarck Archipelago, off New Guinea, seen by English navigator William Dampier and his crew

Background imageEruption Collection: Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883

Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883
Cover of The Illustrated London News, 8th September 1883 with three pictures about the volcanic eruption of the island of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait which began on the afternoon of Sunday

Background imageEruption Collection: Surgical instruments found Pompeii, Italy, Mount Vesuvius

Surgical instruments found Pompeii, Italy, Mount Vesuvius
Vintage 19th century photograph: Surgical instruments found at the house of the surgeon in Pompeii, Italy, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Background imageEruption Collection: View of Pompeii at the moment of the eruption of Vesuvius

View of Pompeii at the moment of the eruption of Vesuvius
View of Pompeii at the moment of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D.79 showing residents fleeing in the streets near the large theatre, small theatre, Quadriportico dei Teatri, etc

Background imageEruption Collection: Etna, Sicily after volcano eruption, Italy

Etna, Sicily after volcano eruption, Italy

Background imageEruption Collection: Etna destroyed by volcano eruption, probably early 1900s

Etna destroyed by volcano eruption, probably early 1900s

Background imageEruption Collection: Eruption

Eruption
An etching showing an explosive eruption, probably from shelling, the background is filled with broken trees from war damage. Date: circa 1918

Background imageEruption Collection: KRAKATOA/CORPSES 1883

KRAKATOA/CORPSES 1883
The day after the eruption, a sailing vessel makes its way through a sea of floating corpses Date: 26-8 August 1883

Background imageEruption Collection: DEATH OF PLINY

DEATH OF PLINY
GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS He dies, a martyr to science, while observing the eruption of Veusvius Date: 23 - 79 AD

Background imageEruption Collection: Roman Scientist and Scholar Plinius Secundus Dying

Roman Scientist and Scholar Plinius Secundus Dying
Gaius Plinius Secundus Roman scientist and scholar; dies while observing an eruption of Vesuvius Date: 1855

Background imageEruption Collection: Pink or White Terrace, North Island New Zealand 1880s Silica depostis created by hots

Pink or White Terrace, North Island New Zealand 1880s Silica depostis created by hots springs and destroyed by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886

Background imageEruption Collection: c. 1880s Italy - Mount Vesuvius volcano

c. 1880s Italy - Mount Vesuvius volcano
c.1880s Italy - Mount Vesuvius volcano

Background imageEruption Collection: c. 1880s Italy - Naples Napoli towards Mount Vesuvius

c. 1880s Italy - Naples Napoli towards Mount Vesuvius
c.1880s Italy - Naples Napoli towards Mount Vesuvius

Background imageEruption Collection: The Pink Terrace, Te Otukapuarangi Māori, or White Terrace, Te Tarata, New Zeland, 1880s

The Pink Terrace, Te Otukapuarangi Māori, or White Terrace, Te Tarata, New Zeland, 1880s
The Pink Terrace, Te Otukapuarangi M─üori, or White Terrace, Te Tarata, New Zealand, 1880s

Background imageEruption Collection: c. 1880s Italy Naples city, Mediterranean and Mount Vesuvius

c. 1880s Italy Naples city, Mediterranean and Mount Vesuvius
c.1880s Italy Naples city, Mediterranean and Mount Vesuvius

Background imageEruption Collection: c. 1890s Mexico - travellers Popocatepetl volcano

c. 1890s Mexico - travellers Popocatepetl volcano
c.1890s Mexico - travellers with horses at the snow line of Popocatepetl volcano

Background imageEruption Collection: Eruption lava on slopes of volcano Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Eruption lava on slopes of volcano Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Vintage 19th century photograph: Eruption lava on the slopes of the volcano Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Background imageEruption Collection: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Italy, in 79AD. Lava flowing into Herculaneum and Pompeii 37, the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius 38, and the discovery of the buried city in the 18th century 39

Background imageEruption Collection: Historical views of Italy

Historical views of Italy. The volcanic Mount Etna in Sicily 34, the rocks of Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis 35, and Italians pushing a dog into the poisonous gas at the Cave of Dogs

Background imageEruption Collection: Rodent species

Rodent species
Suricate or meerkat, Hamster, Great Mangouste, Mangouste or mongoose, Bobak, Phalanger or possum, Coquallin or varied squirrel, Female Phalanger

Background imageEruption Collection: Volcano erupting on Stromboli, Italy, 18th century

Volcano erupting on Stromboli, Italy, 18th century
Eruption of the volcano on Stromboli island, Italy, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J.B. Hoessel from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children)

Background imageEruption Collection: Fumarole or sulphuric gases at Solfatara

Fumarole or sulphuric gases at Solfatara
Fumarole or sulphuric gases escaping from Solfatara volcano near Naples. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J.B. Hoessel from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageEruption Collection: Volcanic activity in Italy, 18th century

Volcanic activity in Italy, 18th century
Fumarole or sulphuric gases escaping from Solfatara volcano near Naples 1, and the eruption of the volcano on Stromboli island, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J.B

Background imageEruption Collection: General view of the Foro Civile, Pompeii, Italy

General view of the Foro Civile, Pompeii, Italy
General view of the Foro Civile (public forum), Pompeii, Italy, with Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Date: circa 1900

Background imageEruption Collection: Mount Lassen, California, USA

Mount Lassen, California, USA
Mount Lassen (Lassen Peak), California, USA, an active volcano, viewed from Raker Peak. Showing damage done by the 1915 eruption. Date: 1939

Background imageEruption Collection: Mitake, Japan Date: 1830s

Mitake, Japan Date: 1830s

Background imageEruption Collection: KILAUEA, (MARCUSE)

KILAUEA, (MARCUSE)
The lake of fire in 1891, three years before the spectacular eruption of 1894. Date: 1891

Background imageEruption Collection: Earths Volcanoes

Earths Volcanoes
Cross-section of planet Earth, showing the central fire, the lateral fires, and the volcanoes on the surface of the globe Date: 1664

Background imageEruption Collection: Climbing the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Climbing the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
A man gives a helping hand to a woman as they climb the basalt columns to the top of the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland Date: 1989

Background imageEruption Collection: Reconstructing Ancient Pompeii by Fortunino Matania

Reconstructing Ancient Pompeii by Fortunino Matania
In front of the magnificent temple of Apollo: a reconstruction of Pompeii before the terrible eruption of 79 A.D. A scene drawn by Sphere special artist Fortunino Matania

Background imageEruption Collection: Mount Vesuvius erupting

Mount Vesuvius erupting, night scene. circa 1825

Background imageEruption Collection: Ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique - Eruption of Mount Pelee

Ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique - Eruption of Mount Pelee
Ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique, entirely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Pelee which had been supposed extinct. Date: 1902

Background imageEruption Collection: Beerenberg (Bear Mountain), Jan Mayen Island

Beerenberg (Bear Mountain), Jan Mayen Island
Beerenberg is a stratovolcano which forms the northeastern end of the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen and is a part of Kingdom of Norway. It was used as a whaling base by the Dutch

Background imageEruption Collection: Eruption of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Eruption of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 17 November 1909. The eruption was from the El Chinyero vent on the Santiago Ridge. Date: 1909

Background imageEruption Collection: Italy. Pompeii. House of Vetti. Domus. 1st century AD. Peris

Italy. Pompeii. House of Vetti. Domus. 1st century AD. Peris
Italy. Pompeii. House of Vetti. Was a domus owned by Aulus Vettius Conviva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus, two successful freeman. 1st century AD. Peristyle

Background imageEruption Collection: Cartoon, Mount Etna in a state of Eruption

Cartoon, Mount Etna in a state of Eruption. 20th century

Background imageEruption Collection: Filming Vesuvius 1922

Filming Vesuvius 1922
Intrepid cameramen capture a sensational view of Vesuvius, standing on the very edge of the crater. Date: 1922

Background imageEruption Collection: Sorrento and Vesuvius, Italy

Sorrento and Vesuvius, Italy
Sorrento, Italy, with Vesuvius smoking in the background. Date: late 19th century

Background imageEruption Collection: Hraunfossar waterfall, Iceland

Hraunfossar waterfall, Iceland
Hraunfossar waterfall streams over a lava field which flowed from an eruption. Date: circa 1930

Background imageEruption Collection: Italy. Herculaneum. House next to the Forum. Ruins

Italy. Herculaneum. House next to the Forum. Ruins



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