When Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the city of Pompeii was buried in ash and rock, then forgotten, left almost perfectly preserved for centuries. Archaeological excavation of the site began in 1748 and revealed extraordinary evidence about public and private life at the height of the Roman Empire. Now one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions, Pompeii continues to intrigue and enthrall. This stunning book traces the historic city from its origins to its tragic destruction, and through the use of stunning photographs and an accessible text examines the art, archaeology and interior design. 
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