When the volcano Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, the city of Pompeii was buried in ash and rock, then forgotten, left almost perfectly preserved for centuries. Archaeological excavation of the site began in 1748 and revealed extraordinary evidence about public and private life at the height of the Roman Empire. In this text, Colin Amery and Brian Curran of the World Monuments Fund describe the history of Pompeii from its origins to its tragic destruct...
By Colin Amery
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd; 1st Edition edition (November 14, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 11.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5232988
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
I found the information in this book interesting and well thought out. I've read more in depth analysis of Pompeii by Mary Beard. The let down for this book is that the photographs are terrible. The photographs look underexposed and many lack decent