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Roman tavern discovered

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Roman tavern
Roman tavern | Photo: Copyright 2016 Antiquity Publications Ltd. Reprinted with the permission of Cambridge University Press / Widok z powietrza na odkrytą tawernę.

The tavern, which was covered in 2016, is located in Lattara (now Lattes), an ancient port in the south of France, which was known to scientists earlier from ancient sources, but only recognized in 1963.

The place is dated back to 125-75 BCE. that is, the period before the intense conquests of Rome. Scientists managed to find out that the tavern was unusually “alive”. Many clues have been found to prove this. It served fish, bread, cow and sheep meat. The surveyed area indicates that the tavern consisted of a courtyard and two large rooms: one was used as a kitchen; the second is the dining room.

There were three large ovens in the kitchen and a fireplace in the dining room. Numerous bones of animals were found on the spot, which was probably simply thrown by the revellers on the ground. Scientists also managed to find remains of drinking bowls.

Lattara’s plans at the End of the 2nd century.
Copyright 2016 Antiquity Publications Ltd. Reprinted with the permission of Cambridge University Press

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