Pompeii excavation reveals diet of giraf

Pompeii excavation reveals diet of giraffe, sea urchin, flamingo – National News | Examiner.com – Centuries after the deadly eruption of Mount Vesuvius wiped out the ancient city of Pompeii, archaeologists are still making some surprising discoveries about the area and its inhabitants. According to International Business Times on Sunday, a new excavation has revealed some unexpected Roman dietary choices.

Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati led the team that made the discoveries and presented their findings in Chicago yesterday at an Archaeological Institute of America conference. Researchers had spent the last decade analyzing 20 building plots believed to make up a row of restaurants and shops, particularly the mineralized remnants of food found in their drains and toilets. http://ow.ly/sjbJM

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