Pompe antique fast food counter digging photos


  • Archaeologists revealed an ancient Roman food counter on 26 December.
  • The counter was placed underground by the eruption of 79 BC before Mount Vesuvius.
  • The remains show that the ancient Romans could buy wine, goats, ducks and other food.
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Archaeologists uncovered an ancient fast food counter in the ruins of Pompeii, and show that the taste has not changed much in the last 2,000 years.

The site, first discovered in 2019, was buried by a volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The excavation revealed a hot food and beverage counter, the equivalent of street food or fast food today, called thermopolium, literally “hot beverages sold.” At least 80 of these fast food shops have been found so far in Pompeii, but the site was first excavated.

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Here’s how the ancient Romanians enjoyed fast food.

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