Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
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The accompanying title to the major exhibition at the British Museum: Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, 28 March - 29 September 2013.
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?
The author and 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 a little girl, each of which is accompanied by stunning new photography.
An unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.
About the Author
Paul Roberts is a curator at the British Museum specializing in Roman art and archaeology.
Product code: cmcf22762
Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
World culture: Ancient Rome
Title: Life and death in pompeii and Herculaneum
Author: Paul Roberts
ISBN: 978 0 7141 2276 2
Number of pages: 320 pages
Size: 28.9cm x 24.5cm
llustrations: 250 colour illustrations
Publication date: March 2013
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An excellent catalogue.
New York Review of Books
This is an outstanding publication from the British Museum...wonderful.
The Press newspaper
Many books have been written about the cities buried by Vesuvius, but few have presented their story with such clarity, sobriety, and so much new material: drawing on overlooked items in museum storerooms and finds from the most recent excavations, Paul Roberts succeeds in making the past tangible.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Curator Paul Roberts has done a superb job in bringing these objects to life, using them in such a way that each work in the show adds something new to our understanding of the classical world.
[Encapsulates] the latest research and opinions on these once living cities, invaluable in preparation for a visit.
The London Evening Standard
Magnificently illustrated throughout... highly recommended. A brilliant piece of work.