An archaeological wonder, an inexhaustible source of history, an aesthetic jewel, Pompeii has inspired generations of writers and painters.
The city continues to fascinate travellers who pass through its cobbled streets and contemplate the mosaics of the house of the Tragic Poet or the sublime frescoes that adorn the Villa of Mysteries .
Drawing on the most recent work of archaeologists and going back over the excavations organised from the 18th century onwards, this book offers an evocative journey through Pompeian time and space.
A varied iconography punctuates the fascinating texts and illuminates the art objects that have come down to us intact in their sarcophagus of lava and ashes.
Exclusive digital content
Video interviews with archaeologists
Images of the most beautiful frescoes in very high resolution
3D reconstruction of Pompeian houses
Exhibition at the Grand Palais from 25 March to 8 June 2020
192 pages / 200 illustrations
Rmn-Grand Palais Publications
Dimensions : 17,4 x 24,2 x 1,8 cm
Size of the book : Broché sans Rabat
Number of illustrations : 200
Diffuseur : FLAMMARION SA
Distributeur : FLAMMARION SA
- Paris - Grand Palais
- Art movement
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities