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The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact buildings and beautiful mosaics. This easy-to-read account is gripping and includes photos of the ruins.

About the Author


Jim O'Connor is the author of "What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?" and "Who Is Bob Dylan?" He lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606341554
ISBN-10: 0606341552
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: March 13th, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: What Was...?