Archaeologists have recently made interesting discoveries in Pompeii; among them is a counter where quick meals were served, which today we would call “fast-food”.
p=30319″>thermopolium and so far one there were found around dozens of such places in the city. The Roman fast-food bars were mainly visited by the poorer layers of the society, who did not have a kitchen or the opportunity to cook themselves in insulae.
In such a place you could eat coarse bread with salty fish, baked cheese, lentils or drink a well-seasoned wine.
The discovery took place in the so-called Regio V in Pompeii – which is not open to tourists, and where intensive excavations are been taken since the 1960s.
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