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Back in business: Just ignore the rumbling sound

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.

via Mail Online.

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March 20, 2010 - Posted by | archaeology, cool stuff | ,

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