Friday, 1 April 2022

Termopolium at Pompeii

A termopolium was unveiled in late 2020 in the Regio V site, which is not open the public. The hot food and drinks shop served ancient fast food. The front of the counter was decorated with bright frescoes, some depicting animals on the menu.
Archaeologists found a decorated bronze drinking bowl known as a patera, ceramic jars used for cooking stews and soups, wine flasks and amphora. Traces of food were found in some of the deep terra cotta jars. It is the first time such a stand has been entirely uncovered.