• Archaeologists Have Uncovered an Impeccably Preserved Food Stand in Pompeii

    28 days ago - By Colossal

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    Mallard to go, anyone? Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient thermopolium -aka the Roman equivalent of a street food vendor-at the Regio V site in Pompeii. The well-preserved stand is decorated with multiple frescoes featuring a nereid riding a sea horse, tall jars with two-handles that commonly were used for storage, and some of the formerly available fare, like mallards and chickens. A rendering of a muscular dog adorns another side of the stand with the insult, “ Nicia cineadecacator ,” scribed nearby. Various food-based remnants were found, as well...
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