Secrets of Pompeii: Buried City of Ancient Rome

Secrets of Pompeii: Buried City of Ancient Rome

by Tim O'Shei


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Dig through the ruins at the base of the mighty Mount Vesuvius to discover the archeological wonder of the once-buried city of Pompeii. What do the site’s ornate buildings and sculptures tell us about how the ancient Romans lived? And what can be gleaned from the body casts of those who died in Mount Vesuvius’ massive outburst? Travel along with scientists to find out how their discoveries shed light on this historic site’s deepest mysteries. Unlocking the secrets of the past is just an artifact away!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476599250
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Archaeological Mysteries Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Tim O’Shei is the author of more than 60 nonfiction books for kids and teens. He’s also a teacher, sports and entertainment journalist, and the founder of Live! Starring … You!, a program where students interview people in the spotlight. He regularly visits schools around the country, teaching workshops and spreading his motto, “Write for your dreams.” He’s been featured on national television, including an appearance on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.” Tim is a native of Buffalo, New York, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dig a River, Find a City! 4

Chapter 2 Buildings and Relics 6

Chapter 3 People 14

Chapter 4 Downfall 20

Chapter 5 Preservation 26

Glossary 30


Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 31

Internet Sites 32

Index 32

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