Monday 25 February 2013

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition catalogue now in stock

The British Museum is pleased to announce the Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum is now in stock and available to buy online at the special Museum price of £25.00.

This captivating book explores the lives of the ordinary people of Pompeii and Herculaneum – the two cities on the Bay of Naples that were buried by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The plaster-cast bodies of the victims are the most vivid shocking reminders of the horrific event that made Pompeii famous, but who were these men, women and children so cruelly frozen in time? 

Exploring striking new discoveries and over 200 sensational artefacts, the author, who is the curator of the exhibition, brings the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum back to life from the ashes and ruins of their own homes. Amongst the artefacts are magnificent mosaics, a carbonized wooden cradle and a birth certificate of little girl, each of which is accompanied by stunning new photography. 

An unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire. 

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