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Bodies from the ash, James M. Deem

Label
Bodies from the ash
Title
Bodies from the ash
Statement of responsibility
James M. Deem
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
937/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG70.P7
LC item number
D386 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Bodies from the ash, James M. Deem
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-48) and index
Contents
August 24 and 25, AD 79 -- Rediscovering Pompeii -- The plaster bodies of Pompeii -- Lives from the ashes -- Herculaneumæs different fate -- A final excavation
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
50 p.
Isbn
9780618473083
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004026553
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Color dust jacket; glazed, photo illustrated paper over boards. Title printed in brown; photo illustrated endpapers. Purchase, Yankee Book Peddler, 2006.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56982359
  • ucoclc56982359
Label
Bodies from the ash, James M. Deem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-48) and index
Contents
August 24 and 25, AD 79 -- Rediscovering Pompeii -- The plaster bodies of Pompeii -- Lives from the ashes -- Herculaneumæs different fate -- A final excavation
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Extent
50 p.
Isbn
9780618473083
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004026553
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Color dust jacket; glazed, photo illustrated paper over boards. Title printed in brown; photo illustrated endpapers. Purchase, Yankee Book Peddler, 2006.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56982359
  • ucoclc56982359

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