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Bodies from the ash

Author: James M Deem
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: Literature
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Deem
ISBN: 0618473084 9780618473083 1415633827 9781415633823 9781328740830 1328740838
OCLC Number: 56982359
Awards: Best Books for Young Adults, 2006 (YALSA)
Target Audience: Middle School.; 1120
Description: 50 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 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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But Vesuvius was an active volcano, and within twenty-four hours of its eruption, the city was destroyed. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists unearthed what was buried under the rubble. The most  Read more...


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