Item description for Pompeii (White Star Guides) by Salvatore Ciro Nappo...
Few other archaeological sites in the world rival Pompeii for the amount of information it reveals about the lives of its ancient inhabitants. Preserved by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, many of the temples, homes, public spaces, statues, and artistic treasures remain intact, providing us with a remarkable inheritance. With its handy flexibound format and fact-filled pages, this volume is an essential travel companion for anyone intending to visit Pompeii, presenting a wealth of information on its archaeological sites, cultural and artistic universe, and everyday life. The insightful text and captions are accompanied by photographs, three dimensional reconstructions, drawings, and dozens of meticulously plotted maps and floor plans. Fascinating insights are provided on the building and artistic techniques developed by the Pompeiians that will enhance readers' appreciation of the sites they visit.
Pompeiian expert Salvatore Ciro Nappo has participated in numerous archaeological excavations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 10.25" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2008
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854403458 ISBN13 9788854403451