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Pompeii By Salvatore Ciro Nappo

Pompeii
by Salvatore Ciro Nappo

The discovery of the almost perfectly preserved city of Pompeii was a turning point in our understanding of the ancient world. This guide to Pompeii, suitable for use by travellers to the site, describes each building in the city, complete with photographs and maps.
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A guide for travellers and armchair travellers alike, we visit each building in Pompeii, beautifully photographed and described. The discovery of the lost city of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 29AD was a turning point in the understanding of the ancient world. For the 1st time an intact way of life had been preserved, caught as if in a photograph, showing daily life from noble villas to the simplest of Farmhouses. While this is important to the archaeologist and historian, everyone who enters the city is gripped by a sense of genuine adventure. It is this sense of voyaging into the past that is captured by Salvatore Nappo in his livley text, while the photographs and maps make both the site visitor and the armchair travvler aware of a moment inhistory that through a cataclysmic event will endure for ever.

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Sku
GOR001900365
Title
Pompeii
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Year published
Number of pages
224
ISBN 10
0297824678
ISBN 13
9780297824671
Prizes
N/A
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