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Pompeii: The Last Day

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In this lavish and dramatic account, archacologist Paul Wilkinson pieces together a terrifying picture of what happened in Pompeii on a summer's day in 79 Ad. Using the latest scientific evidence and forensic techniques, he recreates that day hour by hour, bringing to life a vivid timetable of destruction. This fascinating, picture-filled book is the companion to the major ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by BBC Books (first published October 16th 2003)
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It was a good little book giving the relevant information about the different areas in the two towns as they neared the end and after
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As human beings, our desires and thoughts have not changed much in 2000 years. I am so impressed with the paintings and mosaics that were being created in this time period. It is haunting to think what the people of Pompeii endured during their last day of life.
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Paul Wilkinson was a terrorism expert and an Emeritus Professor of International Relations and Director of the University of St Andrews Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV).

Dubbed "Britain's leading academic specialist in the study of terrorism", he was a frequent commentator in mainstream British media and an advisor to the UK government.

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