Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii is an ancient Roman city that was buried under ash from the explosion of the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius, in 79 AD. The city, along with it's sister city Herculaneum was re-discovered in the 1700's and has been extensively excavated. The site is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more on this topic, see features on Ancient Rome and Archeology.

For more on natural disasters, see features on Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes and Weather

The Buried City of Pompeii

The Buried City of Pompeii

Shelley Tanaka
Illustrator:  Greg Ruhl 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Hyperion, 1997   ISBN: 978-0786815418
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Pompeii: Lost and Found

Pompeii: Lost and Found

Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator:  Bonnie Christensen 
For ages 6 to 10
Random House, 2006   ISBN: 978-0375828898
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Pompeii: Unearthing Ancient Worlds

Pompeii: Unearthing Ancient Worlds

Liz Sonneborn
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Lerner, 2008   ISBN: 978-0822575054
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