Pork, goat, fish and beans gone? The ancient Romans, like the New Yorkers, caught the hot food while running.
The recently unearthed and beautifully decorated image of a street food cart in Pompeii reveals the fast food that Romans would have liked before the ancient city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2000 years ago.
Massimo Osanna, the long-term director of the Pompeii Archaeological Park, said on Saturday that this amazing discovery marks the first time that Pompeii has unearthed a restaurant for hot food and eating-known as “heat-resistant liqueur”.
Last year, in order to support the ruins of the collapse of this ancient city, a part of the vendor counter was dug. As the excavation continued, archaeologists discovered a multi-faceted counter with a wide hole, and a deep container for storing hot food was inserted on the top of the counter, which is no different from the setting of modern salad bars.
On the counter are pictures of a horse, two wild ducks upside down and a rooster, and an image of an undersea nymph with a dog on a leash. The interior of the frame was destroyed by vulgar graffiti.
Anthropologists say that the images of duck and chicken represent what was on the menu that day. Duck bone fragments, as well as residues of goats, pigs, fish and snails were found in one of the containers. Pompeii anthropologist Valeria Amoretti (Valeria Amoretti) said that a wine bottle contains a small amount of fava beans, these fava beans were added to ancient wine to add flavor and color.
“We know what they were eating that day,”
The workers also unearthed a copper bag, nine ampere bottles, which were popular food containers during the Roman period, several flasks, a ceramic oil container and a complete dog skeleton.
The height of the canine skeleton is only 8-10 inches, which surprised archaeologists. Amoretti said the discovery “proved that selective breeding was carried out in Roman times to achieve this result.”
As any street vendor in New York is worth knowing: location is everything. Scientists pointed out that this restaurant seems to be good, next to it is a small square with a fountain.
Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD
With AP line