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Bodies from the ash

Author: James M Deem
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Deem
ISBN: 0618473084 9780618473083
OCLC Number: 56982359
Description: 50 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Contents: August 24 and 25, AD 79 --
Rediscovering Pompeii --
The plaster bodies of Pompeii --
Lives from the ashes --
Herculaneumæs different fate --
A final excavation.
Responsibility: James M. Deem.
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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. 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.

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