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Posted July 14, 2008
Pompeii: Lost and Found is a visually stunning book. The illustrations are patterned after the frescoes found on the walls of the villas of Pompeii during its discovery. Many of the books that have been written about Pompeii start with the first rumblings of the volcano and continue with the progression of events leading up to the time that Vesuvius finally erupted and the aftermath. Ms. Osborne chooses to start her book with final stage of the eruption of Vesuvius that resulted in the city being completely buried. The author instead focuses on the discovery of the city that was buried for almost two centuries. To tell the story of the doomed city Ms. Osborne brings the daily routines of the citizens of Pompeii back to life and shows many of the activities the people who lived almost 2,000 years ago enjoyed, we also enjoy today. This is a very good book to introduce ancient history and the study of archeology to younger children. I would definitely recommend it to budding historians.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.