Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

by James M. Deem


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In ancient times, Pompeii was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Its 20,000 inhabitants lived in the shadow of Vesuvius, which they believed was a mountain. But Vesuvius was an active volcano, and within twenty-four hours of its eruption, the city was destroyed. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists unearthed what was buried under the rubble. The most unexpected and extraordinary discovery? The imprints of Pompeiians, their deaths captured as if by photographic images in volcanic ash.

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ISBN-13: 9781328740830
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 653,177
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

James M. Deem is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Bodies from the Ice, Bodies from the Bog, and Faces from the Past. He lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona. 

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