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The Resource Bodies from the ash : [life and death in ancient Pompeii], James M. Deem

Bodies from the ash : [life and death in ancient Pompeii], James M. Deem

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Bodies from the ash : [life and death in ancient Pompeii]
Title
Bodies from the ash
Title remainder
[life and death in ancient Pompeii]
Statement of responsibility
James M. Deem
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
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190272
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
937/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Bodies from the ash : [life and death in ancient Pompeii], James M. Deem
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004026553-d.html
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-48) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
August 24 and 25, AD 79 -- Rediscovering Pompeii -- The plaster bodies of Pompeii -- Lives from the ashes -- Herculaneums̆ different fate -- A final excavation
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
v, 50 pages
Isbn
9780618473083
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004026553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • ocm56982359
  • OCoLC
Label
Bodies from the ash : [life and death in ancient Pompeii], James M. Deem
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004026553-d.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-48) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
August 24 and 25, AD 79 -- Rediscovering Pompeii -- The plaster bodies of Pompeii -- Lives from the ashes -- Herculaneums̆ different fate -- A final excavation
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
v, 50 pages
Isbn
9780618473083
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004026553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • ocm56982359
  • OCoLC

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