Shadow of Vesuvius

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Title: Shadow of Vesuvius
Author: Raleigh Trevelyan
ISBN10: 0718115570
ISBN13: 978-0718115579
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd (November 8, 1976)
Language: English
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Size PDF: 1250 kb
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Pages: 128 pages
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Shadow of Vesuvius by Raleigh Trevelyan


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"The turn of fate which revealed the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum began in 1710 when a peasant, digging a well, struck marble from the theatre of Herculaneum. The discoveries in the two centuries that followed produced a revolution in artistic taste, affecting furniture, decoration and art in the whole civilized world. Raleigh Trevelyan's vivid narrative gives a striking personal impression of this ghostly city. He gives, too, an entertaining history of the slow unfinished striptease of time which gradually, tantalizingly, is revealing one of the greatest storehouses of treasures the world has seen, the source of much of our knowledge of daily life in the Roman world. The book is enriched by many magnificent colour plates - a mixture of nineteenth century paintings and prints, and present-day photographs of Pompeii."