Bodies From the Ash

Bodies From the Ash

[life and Death in Ancient Pompeii]

Book - 2005
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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 buried under layers of volcanic rubble. Digging crews expected to find buildings and jewelry and other treasures, but they found something unexpected, too: the imprints of lost Pompeiians, their deaths captured as if by photographic images in volcanic ash.


Baker & Taylor
Provides an examination of the bodies found buried in the ashes of the ancient city while exploring the life and times of these people, the events that led to the destruction of their civilization, and the archeological discoveries being made at the site's location today.

Baker
& Taylor

Details the events that occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii in 79 A.D., focusing on how this information was deduced from the skeletons found by archaeologists at the site.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2005
ISBN: 9780618473083
0618473084
Branch Call Number: J 937.7 DEE
Characteristics: 50 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,24 cm.

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Pompeii was one of the largest cities of the Roman Empire, but on Aug. 24, AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the city and many of its inhabitants. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists began to unearth Pompeii, finding the buildings, jewelry and other treasures they had expected, but also the imprints of dead Pompeiians, captured in their last moments.

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