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Pompeii (the Roman World)

Pompeii the Roman World

Oxford University Press, USA

Author: Peter Connolly

Describes the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the rediscovery and subsequent excavation of this buried city.
Kids love this magnificent book written by Peter Connolly. Written by Peter Connolly and it was published around October of 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA. The book has 80 pages and it has a lot of artistically colored illustrations of maps. The book emphasizes ItalyPompeiiSocial life and Juvenile literature. If you prefer a copy of this child's book, visit the shopping cart button on this page.

From the remarkable pen of Peter Connolly comes a complete appear inside the ancient city of Pompeii. Then, Peter Connolly does what he does much much better than anyone--he rebuilds the past in words and pictures, permitting us to imagine what it was like to reside in old Pompeii. Connolly brings it alive for children, adding another distinguished volume to Oxford's Rebuilding the Past series. We learn what the furniture looked like, how the homes were lighted and heated, what kind of jewelry was popular, and what the gladiators wore. We view the varied styles of architecture and decoration, attend a grand dinner party, visit local shops, go towards the theater, to a public bath, and to the gladiators' arena. What was Pompeii's history before the disaster? How did Mount Vesuvius turn into an active volcano? Like an archaeological detective, he sifts through the ruins and artifacts to reconstruct one region in the town in minute detail. With maps and cross-sections, photographs, drawings, and engrossing, fact-filled text, Connolly takes us into the very homes of its citizens--into the kitchens, atriums, bedrooms and out into the gardens. We gain an understanding of this ancient civilization, and start to see how much was lost when the city fell prey to the tons of lava and ashes that fell on it throughout the devastating disaster. The story of Pompeii is among probably the most terrible and fascinating in history. He begins with all the scientific facts: How was Pompeii destroyed? What happened during the eruption? How extended did Pompeii lay buried and how was it finally rediscovered?


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