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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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A Look Inside Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum [Click Images to Enlarge]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 About the Author:
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. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110714122823
Book Description British Museum Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00BW9304G