Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii - Cambridge Library Collection - Classics (Paperback)
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Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii - Cambridge Library Collection - Classics (Paperback)

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Sir William Gell (1777-1836) was a British archaeologist known for his drawings of sites and objects of classical interest. Noting that from the beginning of the excavations at Pompeii in 1748 'to the present day, no [substantial] work has appeared in the English language upon the subject of its domestic antiquities', together with architect and fellow countryman John P. Gandy he first published Pompeiana to help detail important findings that had been made by the excavators in the first two decades of the nineteenth century. To this end they provide historical discussion, analysis, and over 75 plates illustrating various points of archaeological interest including, as their subtitle notes, 'the topography, edifices, and ornaments of Pompeii'. Pompeiana is an important work that helped open the excavations to English readers and created further awareness of the treasures of the doomed city, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108013956
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm

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