A "fast food" shop from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was destroyed in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, is to open to the public and I am so glad to take you there! The food counter, known as a thermopolium, would have served hot food and drinks to locals in the city. The shop, with its bright frescoes and terracotta jars, was discovered in 2019 and unveiled on August 2021. The eruption buried Pompeii in a thick layer of ash, preserving the city and the outlines of many of its residents in time, and making it a rich source for archaeologists. The paintings found at the site are believed to show some of the food that was on offer to customers, including chicken and duck. Traces of pork, fish, snails and beef were also discovered in jars and other containers. Around a third of the ancient city has not yet been uncovered and finds from the site continue to emerge... Waiting for you! Ciao!
Raffaele is a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 13 years of field experience and he's an Official Tour Guide of the Region Campania. He has a BA in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D in Archeological Heritage. Also he works on archeological excavations in Naples and in March 2021 he discovered a roman villa built outside the ancient Pompeii. Since he was a child, he has always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). His company Grand Tour Experience (www.grandtourexperience.com) runs tours and experiences through all Italy and organizes incentive travels or private events at uncommon and prestigious locations.- The municipality of City of Pompeii has awarded us the Prize for great and honorable guide and we are proud of it! (Oct 2019)- In September 2019 the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011 Dr. B. Beutler was with us for a tour of Pompeii. He loves to meet new people!
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