Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide Epub · Pompeii: An

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide
  • Paul Wilkinson
  • English
  • 24 August 2018

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Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide A thrilling story Judith Harris has done it full justice John Julius Norwich An entertaining account Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement Skilfully interweaves the story of the town s evacuation with the development of archaeology and insights into life in Roman timesThe tale emerges from the pages as vibrantly as Pompeii does from the shroud of time Alex Butterworth BBC History ExtraPompeii Awakened tells of the re emergence inof an evocative, vanished world, which profoundly inspired a later age from its arts and architecture to its science, sex and religion The story of Pompeii lies not just in its uniquely preserved classical remains but also in its extraordinary impact on Europe s cultural imagination Judith Harris brings the doomed city vibrantly to life In her rich account of those who sifted through its artefacts, we read of Nelson, Napoleon and Mussolini of poets who sought melancholy fulfilment from Pompeii s shattered walls of Victorian preachers who equated it with Sodom and Gomorrah and of the many others engineers and architects, artists and cinematographers for whom the city has never ceased to resonate Harris has flown over Pompeii in a hot air balloon, delved into ancient diaries and descended deep underground to assess the latest excavations As the sleeping city re awakens in her hands, Pompeii casts its spell once , bewitching those who seek to unearth its buried secrets

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