What Was Pompeii?

What Was Pompeii?

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by Jim O'Connor, Fred Harper, John Hinderliter
     
 

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The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with

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Overview

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact buildings and beautiful mosaics. This easy-to-read account is gripping and includes photos of the ruins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448479071
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/13/2014
Series:
Penguin What Was Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,178
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jim O'Connor is the author of What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? and Who Is Bob Dylan? He lives in New York City.

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