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Pompeii From the remarkable pen of Peter Connolly comes a comprehensive look at the ancient city of Pompeii He begins with the scientific facts How was Pompeii destroyed How did Mount Vesuvius become an active volcano What happened during the eruption How long did Pompeii lay buried and how was it finally rediscovered What was Pompeii s history before the disaster Then, Peter Connolly does what he does better than anyone he rebuilds the past in words and pictures, allowing us to imagine what it was like to live in old Pompeii Like an archaeological detective, he sifts through the ruins and artifacts to reconstruct one area of the town in minute detail With maps and cross sections, photographs, drawings, and engrossing, fact filled text, Connolly takes us into the very homes of its citizens into the kitchens, atriums, bedrooms and out into the gardens We learn what the furniture looked like, how the homes were lighted and heated, what kind of jewelry was popular, and what the gladiators wore We view the varied styles of architecture and decoration, attend a grand dinner party, visit local shops, go to the theater, to a public bath, and to the gladiators arena We gain an understanding of this ancient civilization, and begin to see how much was lost when the city fell prey to the tons of lava and ashes that fell on it during the devastating disaster


About the Author: Peter Connolly

Peter Connolly was a renowed British scholar of the ancient world, Greek, and Roman military equipment historian, reconstructional archaeologist, and illustrator He was awarded an honorary research fellowship at the Institute of Archaeology of the University College London


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