'Fast food' joint from 2,000 years ago in Pompeii

Archaeologists in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have unearthed a remarkably well-preserved "fast food" counter.

The frescoed thermopolium, as these counters are called, was found in Regio V, a site located in the north of the old city.

An image of the 2,000-year-old find was shared on Instagram by Massimo Ossana, the site's general director.

These counters were popular, with about 150 of them spread across the city before the volcanic eruption in 79 AD which killed more than 2,000 people and buried the town under ash.

They served drinks and snacks including coarse bread with salty fish, baked cheese and lentils.

Pompeii was discovered in the 16th century. Excavations, which began in 1748 and continue to this day, regularly provide new treasures.

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