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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book of a Lost World, 7 Aug. 2013
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This is a wonderful book, probably one of the best possible non-specialist publications on Pompeii and Herculaneum and the life and abrupt demise of these provincial Roman cities. The exhibition at the British Museum was a marvel, and you will want this if you went. But it is also a good alternative if you are not able to get to there, being distinguished in its own right. It is exceptionally and richly illustrated with wonders to the eye. The text is also engrossing and enlightening, making that human connection between our age and 'theirs' of two thousand years ago. Much is familiar, startlingly so at times, even moving. The Amazon hardcopy I bought was almost half the price of the museum bookshop, by the way. Buy with confidence and cherish.
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