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Ancient Romans Had a Complex Diet, Including Giraffe

The middle and lower classes of the Roman city of Pompeii had a surprisingly rich and varied diet, including such exotic fare as giraffe, according to newly published research. Archeologists from the University of Cincinnati spent more than a decade looking at two city blocks within a non-elite area of the city, which was buried lava and volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The area covers 10 separate building plots and a total of 20 shop fronts, most of which served...

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