By (author) T. Pedrazzi

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 206mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 26 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 071532764X
  • ISBN 13: 9780715327647
  • Illustrations note: 200 Colour Photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,375,875

Product description

This book uncovers the fascinating, forgotten city of Pompeii and marvel at the hidden wonders that lay buried for thousands of years. It has full colour photographs of original artefacts, mosaics, sculptures, reliefs and frescos that bring the city to life. You can discover more about everyday life in Pompeii including elements of agriculture, the economy, medicine, education, religion and government. You can learn about the devastating story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the city's complete destruction. You can also unearth the story of the city's discovery and find out what can be seen at the historical site today.

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Table of contents

1 The discovery; 2 Elements of civilization; 3 The place today.