“The remains of foodstuffs, including animal bones, match some of the paintings on the counter,” Virginia Campbell, an ancient historian and archaeologist at The Open University in England, wrote in an email. “There has always been speculation that the images of food match what was consumed, but this is unequivocal proof in one shop.” Pompeiis Regio V is the gift that keeps on giving. The mostly unexcavated area of about 54 acres comprises most of the towns northern end and a bit of its...

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