Pompeii: layer upon layer of myth and mystery

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman town. By Mary Beard, Profile Books, €33.75

20th September, 2008

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman town. By Mary Beard, Profile Books, €33.75

The violent erupt ion of Vesuvius in 79AD condemned the inhabitants of Pompeii to remain forever frozen in time, acting as curios for future tourists to peruse. They were showered by ash and pumice falling from the sky, but the real killer came later in the form of high-speed lava flows.

It’s a macabre tale which is recounted in intriguing detail by...

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