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Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

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Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii - Deem, James M
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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 ...

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Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii 2017, Clarion Books

ISBN-13: 9781328740830

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Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii 2005, Clarion Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618473083

Hardcover