A fresco on an ancient counter depicting a rooster that was uncovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Pompeii Archaeological Park / Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism / Reuters A fresco on an ancient counter depicting a rooster that was uncovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Pompeii Archaeological Park / Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism / Reuters
A fresco on an ancient counter depicting a rooster that was uncovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Pompeii Archaeological Park / Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism / Reuters
Food and Drinks

Archaeologists’ dig of Pompeii fast-food court reveals tastes of ancient Romans

  • Plant and animal specialists are still analysing remains from the site, with its counter frescoed with a figure of an undersea nymph astride a horse
  • A countertop held deep vessels for hot foods, not unlike soup containers nestled into modern-day salad bars

Topic |   Food and Drinks
A fresco on an ancient counter depicting a rooster that was uncovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Pompeii Archaeological Park / Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism / Reuters A fresco on an ancient counter depicting a rooster that was uncovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Pompeii Archaeological Park / Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism / Reuters
A fresco on an ancient counter depicting a rooster that was uncovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Pompeii Archaeological Park / Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism / Reuters
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