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Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide

Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wilkinson, Paul

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The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame an...d unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings - including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr.
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ISBN 9781350129399
Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781350129399
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Released 21 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wilkinson, Paul
Category Conservation, Restoration & Care Of Artworks
History of Art
History Of Art: BCE To C 500 CE, Ancient & Classical World
History Of Art: C 500 CE To C 1400
Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
Maritime History
Classical Greek & Roman Archaeology
Ancient Roman Religion
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 937.72568
Weight 392g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Pompeii Extinct city
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade