What Was Pompeii?

What Was Pompeii?


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448479071
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Series: Penguin What Was... Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 57,601
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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.

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What Was Pompeii? 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little bit boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did they get coverd in ashes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No snak to 4/3/14 to 4/7/14