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Excellent, a triumph! What a beautiful book!
on June 24, 2011
This book is amazing. The photographs are beautiful and the text is fascinating. Finally, we have a new book on Herculaneum by the top expert. We've seen him in "Secrets of the Dead" on the cities of Vesuvius on PBS and now here is his book. It's a huge volume and the price is really low for something of this size and scope. We can thank the foundation that sponsored it. I could not get enough of this book and have read it over and over again. If you love Herculaneum this book is for you. It's easy to read and well written. I only have one beef - I did not care for the panoramic pictures that fold out. These panoramic pictures distort reality and they don't do a good job in picturing the ruins. Maybe it was the lens they used. They're hard to open up as well. One panoramic would have been enough.