Pompeii ‘fast food’ bar was unearthed in the ancient city after 2000 years

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Archaeologists say that the thermopolia, a well-preserved fresco “fast food” counter, used by poor residents with few cooking facilities, is among the latest discoveries unearthed by archaeologists in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. 150 or more thermopolia or snack bars located all over the city were used for snacks or drinks by poor residents who rarely have the opportunity to cook at home. Typical menus include salty fish, toast, baked cheese, lentils, and spiced wine. The 2,000-year-old ruins on Regio V, an area of 21.8 hectares (54 acres) north of the archaeological park, were shared on Instagram by Massimo Ossana, the outgoing manager of the site.

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