The Complete Pompeii

The Complete Pompeii

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by Joanne Berry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 050005150X

ISBN-13: 9780500051504

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

A gloriously illustrated and comprehensive survey of the most famous ancient site in the world.
The dramatic story of Pompeii's destruction has been handed down to us by Roman writers, its paintings and mosaics have astonished visitors since their discovery in the eighteenth century, and its houses and public buildings to this day present a vivid picture of life

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A gloriously illustrated and comprehensive survey of the most famous ancient site in the world.
The dramatic story of Pompeii's destruction has been handed down to us by Roman writers, its paintings and mosaics have astonished visitors since their discovery in the eighteenth century, and its houses and public buildings to this day present a vivid picture of life, disaster, and death in a Roman town.
Pompeii is not quite a time capsule, a frozen moment in history, but it is probably the closest we will ever get to one. This up-to-date new survey draws on evidence produced at the cutting edge of modern archaeological research, revealing how the evidence for life in this city was first uncovered, and how archaeologists over the centuries have unpeeled the layers that enable us to reconstruct Pompeii's history.
With its lavish illustrations, covering monumental architecture and inscriptions, shops, graffiti, wall-paintings, and mosaics, plus its numerous box features ranging from theatrical entertainments to water supply, The Complete Pompeii is the ultimate resource and inspirational guide to this iconic ancient town.
Among the many topics covered:How Pompeii was destroyed in the eruption of AD 79What we know of the lives and deaths of its inhabitantsWhat the houses tell us about the people who lived in themWho was involved in politicsWhat can be reconstructed about religious practices

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500051504
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Complete Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
306,572
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Complete Pompeii 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
augustinn More than 1 year ago
The book The Complete Pompeii by Joanne Berry is a great book for knowing the information about Pompeii. It has different sections with explanations of the tragedy of Pompeii, its history, politics, society, and culture. It has pictures showing the buildings, art works, and other things of Pompeii. It explains the eruption of the Vesuvius in an extremely detailed way and what happened after the eruption in the city. It gives the information of the Vesuvius included its history and description, and also the condition of the city when the earthquake and the eruption attacked it. And for the culture and tradition of Pompeii, the book provides some games that citizens of Pompeii enjoyed and their religious belief. It also gives some interesting links connect to the event. For example, it explains how the exact date of the eruption is confirmed, which is amusing. Overall, I get all I need to know for my project in this book and I also get to know something new about it!