Ever since the ruins of Pompeii were discovered in the mid-18th century, archaeologists have been working to piece together a fuller picture of life in the ancient Roman city. From spectacular artworks to ancient restaurants, excavations often uncover things which provide an insight into everyday existence there. And now another discovery – announced in August 2019 – appears to illustrate a more ritualistic form of life that once existed in the city.
All in all, 2019 has already proven to be a fruitful year for experts working through the ruins of Pompeii. At the end of March, for instance, the finding of a Roman convenience food eatery known as a thermopolium was announced. And even though there are 80 or so thermopolia already recorded in Pompeii, each newly discovered one is useful in that it sheds light upon ancient Roman eating habits.