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Photographer's Note

Normally I don't care much for inclusion of tourists in my shots, but here is an exception, with the photographer intent on getting a shot of the sculpted head adorning the old white marble fountain at right. Surprisingly, there are only 35 shots from this location, so here's another.

Herculaneum was overwhelmed by a 20-28 metre high lahar mud flow from Mt Vesuvius, in 79 AD, which set like concrete once it had cooled from the estimated 500°c. The 4th pyroclastic flow at Pompeii was slightly cooler, estimated at 300-250°C. Pyroclastic flows in the 79 AD eruption reached up to 600C. There were 6 flows in total.

A close up of the fountain head can be seen here.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17148 W: 1065 N: 37738] (171252)
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