Pompeii: a Different Perspective : Via dell'Abbondanza - a long road, well traveled, Hardback Book

Pompeii: a Different Perspective : Via dell'Abbondanza - a long road, well traveled Hardback


This new book tells the story of a two thousand year-old street.

It takes the reader on a unique journey down Via dell'Abbondanza, the longest street in the ancient city of Pompeii.

In the first century AD, a wide range of elite houses, apartments, businesses and workspaces lined this 900-metre-long bustling thoroughfare, which was well-travelled by slaves, soldiers, merchants, commoners, and patricians.

There is possibly no other single street that better depicts the diverse lives of the people who lived in Pompeii. The book visually documents and interprets Via dell'Abbondanza with distinctive and highly detailed representations of the thirty-two city blocks along the street.

The photomosaic images of the facades were produced by carefully combining survey drawings and digital photographs, revealing views that there is no way to see on-site. The book also traces the history of the excavation of the street, analyses the deterioration of the structures since they were discovered, and provides interesting supplemental information about the buildings and the recording methodology. A companion website (www.pompeiiperspectives.org) offers the reader additional historical facts, quantitative data, and research details.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Lockwood Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781937040789



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