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.
Family portraits, cosmetics containers, jars that housed edible dormice – this is the stuff of real life, so rarely recorded in written sources.
Current World Archaeology magazine