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Geological Map of the Campiflegrei

This map shows the extreme volcanic nature of the Campiflegrei. (There is an article on the Geology of the Bay of Naples. You may link to the 'Pozzuoli' section of that article clicking here.) This area was the home port for the Western Imperial Fleet. Besides the bay, itself, other smaller bodies of water were important as training facilities. (These are circled in red; they are not linked.)

Since this map is from the last 500 years, however, there is a feature that did not exist at the time of the Romans and their fleet: the yellow circle shows Monte Nuovo, a recent appearance in the 1500s. The eruption that formed that small mountain effectively destroyed or at least made a lot smaller—the adjacent Lake Lucrino, which, at the time of the Romans, was a large training lake.

[Also see the graphic in this item on the Archiflegrean Caldera.]

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