Skip to comments.Pompeii snack bar re-opens...nearly 2000 years after it was destroyed by eruption of Mt Vesuvius
Posted on 03/20/2010 12:08:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
In AD79 it was Pompeii's most popular hang out, where locals would stop off to meet friends and partake in a snack of baked cheese smothered in honey.
Now, nearly 2000 years after the Italian city was buried under ash and rubble by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius, its favourite snack bar has re-opened.
For the first time the thermopolium, as it is called in Italy, will be open to tourists after having undergone and excavation and restoration process over the past few months. Tomorrow 300 VIPs selected at random will attend an advance opening of the snack bar where they will enjoy a taste of Roman cafe society, including the sweet, calorific treats enjoyed by the all sections of Pompeii society before the city was destroyed.
Pompeii, which is near Naples in the Italian region of Campania, was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic two-day eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79AD.
The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines and buried Pompeii under many meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748.
Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into life during the Roman Empire.
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Hot lava on a stick!
I think I’ll pass.
I’m sure the Twinkies are still fresh.
Wonderful! That’s always been the most interesting building in Pompeii to me.
Closed for remodeling. Be back in 2000 years.
The Doctor visited Pompeii the day before the eruption! He’s the one who caused the eruption. LOL!
Sure, everyone blames the volcano. I think someone burned the cheese.
Oh. My. God. I want to go I want to go I want to go!!!!!
Roman steam table buffet!
Are they sure those are ovens? Roman toilets were similar, too.
I think I know the contractor.
There’s a guy who saved his Twinkies from 1995! They look fresh but they went rancid and became brittle.
Start at 3:40.
Quick! Tax it!
*****I think I know the contractor.*******
Post of the day;)!! LOL!!!
(and I say that with authority - because I have read EVERYTHING)
Could be the vomitorium.
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