New Horizons


The Day a City Died

  1. Robert Etienne
  2. Translated by Caroline Palmer
  • ISBN 9780500300114
  • 17.70 x 12.40 cm
  • Paperback
  • 216pp
  • Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
  • First published 1992
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24 August, AD 79 ...

Vesuvius, the terrifying volcano, unleashed its fury. Pompeii's bustling life was buried beneath three metres of ash, its inhabitants crushed to the ground – vivid images frozen beneath a volcanic shroud.

Pompeii sample spread

As we step back in time, tracing the rediscovery of the buried city and exploring all the fascinationg details of daily life in the ancient world, the miracle of Pompeii – destroyed in an instant yet preserved for centuries – comes back to us.

• Hundreds of colour pictures
• Contemporary documents and eyewitness accounts