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Title:
In search of Pompeii : uncovering a buried Roman city
Author:
Caselli, Giovanni, 1939-
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Publication Information:
New York : P. Bedrick Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
44 : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Describes the discovery and excavation of the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., and what has been learned about life there.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780872265455
Format :
Book

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Summary

This book looks at the culture and civilization of the past through an exploration of the archaeological sites they have left behind. Beautifully illustrated with full-color original artwork, this book lets the reader share in the drama of the archaeologist's quest and offer a sense of the excitement of uncovering what has lain hidden for so many centuries.


Author Notes

Giovanni Caselli is well known as both an archaeologist and an illustrator. His drawings trace the discovery of Pompeii, and he uses the evidence found there to reconstruct different aspects of everyday life in Roman times.


Table of Contents

August 24, AD79p. 10
The Buried Citiesp. 12
It's Pompeii!p. 14
The Great Enterprisep. 16
Pompeii: August 23, AD79p. 18
The Forump. 20
The Gods of Pompeiip. 22
Entertainmentp. 24
The Public Bathsp. 26
Ordinary Livesp. 28
Lives of the Richp. 30
An Unequal Societyp. 32
Pompeii and its Peoplep. 34
Pompeii: the Evidencep. 36
Chronologyp. 38
Glossaryp. 40
Who's who in Pompeiip. 42
Indexp. 43