Explore 360° Pompeii: Be Transported Back in Time with a Breathtaking 3D Tour
In the year AD 79, Vesuvius erupted, and Pompeii and several nearby towns were hit by a pyroclastic surge, covering them in super-heated ash and small stones. There was little warning, and many died where they were, frozen in time. This gorgeous picture book tells the story with a wonderful collection of photographs and illustrations strewn across every page, with well-written snippets of text and pertinent quotes sharing the space. There are two double-spread fold-outs—one of the Palaestra, or baths, and the other of a columned courtyard. A companion CD is also included that allows the reader to go inside illustrations of several sites as they would have appeared before the terrible eruption, then to turn around and look at every aspect from floor to ceiling, and even zoom in and out. The illustrations have good detail and will give youngsters a feeling of really being there. This is a great introduction to this moment in history. Not only will young children enjoy it, but older brothers and sisters will want to spend time with it as well.
|Author||Peter Chrisp, Hannah Platts, Contributor|
|Page Count||48 pages|
|Publisher||Barron’s Educational Series|
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