Bodies from the Ash

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - 50 頁
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.
 

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用戶評語  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

Excellent pictures. I definately came out of reading this surprised with new information. If I could, I'd have given this 3.5 stars. It misses any higher rating because the book was slow to capture my ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - gemerritt - LibraryThing

Books concerning the famous Pompeiian disaster usually fall into two categories: stories and interpretations of how everyoe died, and explanations of what happened on the day of the eruption. This ... 閱讀評論全文

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August 24 and 25 AD 79
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The Plaster Bodies of Pompeii
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Herculaneums Fate
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James M. Deem is the author of numerous books for young readers, including 3 NB of Julian Drew, Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Rediscovery of the Past, and Faces From the Past . Mr. Deem lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona.

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