ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA 2020. Ancient street food shop discovered in Pompeii excavations. The Telegraph U.K., Video / YouTube & ANSA / English (26/12/2020). S.v., The New York Times (26/12/2020), Massimo Osanna / Instagram, The MiBACT & Lo Strillone T.V., (26/12/2020).
1). Pompeii – A street food eatery discovered at Pompeii has now been completely excavated, helping to reveal some of the favourite dishes of the citizens of the ancient Roman city. The shop is known as a “thermopolium” since it served hot food. A segment of the fast-food building’s counters was discovered in 2019 during work to shore up Pompeii’s often-crumbling ruins. The counter was decorated with paintings of animals, which might provide clues of the ingredients those meals contained. On top of the counter there were holes, where warm food was stored to be served.
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— The Telegraph U.K., Video / YouTube (26/12/2020) [1:09].
2). Pompeii, a ‘street food shop’ emerges from the site. Some foods still in their pots in the ‘Thermopolium.’ ANSA / English (26/2020).
Rome, December 26 – Two ducks hanging by their feet, a rooster, a dog on a leash, all of them looking likethey were painted in 3D. The almost intact premises of a Thermopolium, a street food shop, with dishes of all kinds, from snails to a sort of “paella”, return to light in Pompeii. A discovery, says the archaeological site director Massimo Osanna to ANSA, who “returns an incredible photograph of the day of the eruption”, and opens up new studies on the life, uses and nutrition of the Pompeians, “It will be an Easter gift for visitors”, announces. Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini applauds the find, calling it “a virtuous example for the recovery of the country”. The excavation, which is not part of the Great Pompeii Project, is however located in the Regio V area where consolidation and excavation works were carried in recent years. The presence of the Thermopolium, located right in front of the “Gladiator inn”, almost on the corner between the Vicolo dei Balconi and the Via della Casa delle Nozze d’Argento, had already been noticed in 2019, when a first excavation started.
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— ANSA / English (26/2020).
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA E RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Pompeii – The new discovered thermopolium & Alla ricerca dell’antica Stabiae. Continuano scavi e scoperte a Villa San Marco. Foto di Dr. Massimo Osanna / Instagram (26/12/2020). S.v., The New York Times; The MiBACT & Lo Strillone T.V., (26/12/2020). https://wp.me/pbMWvy-TD