Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

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This captivating book explores the lives of the ordinary people of Pompeii and Herculaneum the two cities on the Bay of Naples that were buried by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The plaster-cast bodies of the victims are the most vivid shocking reminders of the horrific event that made Pompeii famous, but who were these men, women and children so cruelly frozen in time? Exploring striking new discoveries and over 200 sensational artefacts, the author brings the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum back to life from the ashes and ruins of their own homes.

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Mount Vesuvius seen from Pompeii

Emerald green glass dish in the form of a boat, possibly for condiments, from Pompeii

Terracotta statuette of Pan and the Goat, possibly made by Joseph Nollekens

Bronze wind-chime in the form of a phallus with hanging bells, from Pompeii. Bronze fountain spout in the form of a pine cone, from Pompeii Bronze lantern, originally fitted with thin sheets of translucent horn, from Vesuvian area

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Paul Roberts is head of the Roman section in the Department of Greece and Rome, and is responsible for all of the Roman collections at the British Museum. He is an authority on the day-to-day life of the ordinary people of the Roman world.

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Book Description British Museum Press, 2013. Brossura. Book Condition: nuovo. Londra, British Museum 28 March 29 September 2013 This captivating book explores the lives of the ordinary people of Pompeii and Herculaneum the two cities on the Bay of Naples that were buried by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The plaster-cast bodies of the victims are the most vivid shocking reminders of the horrific event that made Pompeii famous, but who were these men, women and children so cruelly frozen in time? The author and curator of the exhibition brings the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum back to life from the ashes and ruins of their own homes. Amongst the artefacts are magnificent mosaics, a carbonized wooden cradle and a birth certificate of a little girl, each of which is accompanied by stunning new photography. An unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire. About the Author Paul Roberts is a curator at the British Museum specializing in Roman art and archaeology. (P-F2) Autore/i Paul Roberts Editore British Museum Press Luogo Londra Anno 2013 Pagine 320 Misura 25x29 (cm) Illustrazioni 250 ill. colori - colors ills Legatura bross. ill. colori - paperback illustrated Conservazione Nuovo - New Lingua Inglese - English Text Peso 2100 (gr) ISBN 0714122823 EAN-13 9780714122823. Bookseller Inventory # LdS12125

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