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Pompeii: A Captivating Guide to the City in Ancient Rome That Was Buried Because of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the R

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Pompeii: A Captivating Guide to the City in Ancient Rome That Was Buried Because of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the R

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Discover the mysteries and secrets of Pompeii, the city that disappeared in the fires of Mount Vesuvius and was buried for centuries.

Pompeii was destroyed by the horrific eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, which buried at least two thousand unlucky people. Pompeii became a mysterious tomb, hiding secrets of Rome and other civilizations that influenced the life and culture of the city and its people. Who were the Pompeiians, and how did they live before that dreadful day? What did the last days of Pompeii look like, and did the Pompeiians know that the fate of their city would be sealed that day, not to be uncovered for centuries to come?

The first major excavations commenced in the 1700s and are still ongoing, as only a part of Pompeii's historical treasures have been recovered from the pumice and volcanic ash. Mount Vesuvius gave the city its life and powered the rise of many civilizations in Campania, but it took back what it had given eight centuries later. Today, Pompeii, a city essentially frozen in time, is visited by more than two million people annually.

Explore the unburied streets of Pompeii that were once teeming with life, and discover what made the beautiful city of Pompeii so important to the Roman Empire. In this book, you will also learn:

  • Revolutionary discoveries and findings unveiled in archaeological excavations
  • The politics, wars, and civilizations that formed the colorful cultural milieu of Pompeii
  • Personal stories of Pompeiians that have survived to the present day
  • How Pompeii became one of the richest and wealthiest cities in the Roman Empire
  • Art, architecture, festivities, social classes, entertainment, food, culture, religion, and hidden treasures-everything that comprised life for a common Pompeiian
  • What a regular day in Pompeii looked like and what messages Pompeiians used to write on the city walls
  • The last days preceding the eruption in Pompeii
  • Hour-by-hour reconstruction of the fateful day that brought demise and destruction to Pompeii

Click "Add to cart" to unlock the secrets of Pompeii and unveil the mysteries and hidden treasures that had once been concealed for centuries.

ISBN: 9781637163894

ISBN-10: 9781637163894

Publisher: Captivating History

Publication Date: 07/08/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/08/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 122

Language: English

Categories

Ancient - Rome

Europe - General