An ancient snack bar will soon be open to visitors at the Archaeological Park of the buried Italian city of Pompeii.
From Thursday, August 12, visitors will be able to see the site in the Gulf of Naples south of the volcano Vesuvius, the PompeiiArchaeological Park has announced.
At the end of December, experts said that they had uncovered the counter of a kind of snack bar. The find had caused great interest at the time because it is very well preserved.
A yellow painting and images of a rooster, for example, were still clearly visible on the counter. At that time, people had carved holes into the stone table. Researchers assume that food was displayed there for sale.
During the excavations, the workers also found food remains as well as human and animal bones.
In Pompeii, archaeologists keep discovering spectacular things from antiquity.
Ash, mud and lava buried the city during the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
In the 18th century, the historic city was rediscovered. In Italy, the excavation site is one of the most popular tourist destinations.-- dpa