Pompeii (Through Time) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-05-03 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings

" Similar style as A Street Through Time. Good reading material after seeing the Pompeii Exhibit. " said.

" This is an excellent book to show young readers who are interested in the past. The illustrations are amazing and will entertain readers for hours. Following the beginning of a great city, you'll travel through time as it builds up, is torn down and ultimately is destroyed. A great resource book for young readers. " said.

"This recreation of Roman life traces the rise and fall of a great empire. For classical purposes it is also a tale of discovery and revelation that tracks the extraordinary archaeological work involved in unearthing and interpreting Pompeii's remains.
It covers the life of its people, its conflicts and disasters, and the changing fortunes of a house at the center of it all. Beginning in the sixth century BC, a simple hut becomes a farmhouse, and gradually the farmhouse is swallowed up by the expanding new city of Pompeii. Through this is the story of the growth and destruction of a house, a city, and an empire, yourn child will see the fall of Pompeii.
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"A lot of times when people think of Pompeii in history, they just think of the when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in at buried the city in 79 AD. This timeline history book shows the history of Pompeii through primarily focusing a small group of houses/small area of the city (in mostly overhead or street views) from the 920 BC eruption through the year 2000 AD (intended to be modern day). Pompeii was settled in the 500s BC and the book traces the history of the city which also traces the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, where Pompeii was located. The book begins with a timeline and focuses on significant events in the city's history. Each event has a giant couple page illustration with inset facts that aren't overwhelming and do a lot to explain some of the details in the illustration. I learned that Pompeii was attacked by Romans in 89 BC, devastating to the inhabitants but involved the city really becoming part of the Roman Republic. It was fascinating to learn these lesser known parts of Pompeii's history, to see the city get buried in the eruption, and finally be discovered centuries later. The book also contains a glossary of terms that may be unfamiliar to young readers." said.

For the city of Pompeii, that tragic day in 79 AD tends to get all the attention, with no one paying any attention to the before or after.

This book covers the centuries before and after the explosion, from early farmer settlers to today’s tourists. I really liked learning the history of Pompeii beyond just that one snapshot of one day.

An excellent history picture book – yes, its presented as for children, but I’d say it’s a good introduction for any person who wants to learn more about Pompeii beyond 79 AD.
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"We read this the day before visiting Pompeii and it made Pompeii so much more exciting for us. The book follows a house in Pompeii over time from the beginnings through Vesuvius and the forgotten years and then the excavating. Great book!" said.

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