Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

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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 nothing more than a mountain. But Vesuvius was a volcano. And on the morning of August 24, A.D. 79, Vesuvius began to erupt. Within twenty-four hours, the entire city of Pompeii--and many of its citizens--had been utterly annihilated. It was not until hundreds of years later that Pompeii saw daylight again, as archaeological excavations began to unearth what had been ...

Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii 2005, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618473083

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