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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2024 4:53 p.m. PST

…people, animals

"A bakery with a milling operation that attests to the miserable conditions of enslaved people and livestock has been unearthed in a home in Insula X of Pompeii's Regio IX neighborhood. This is the same home where high-quality Fourth Style frescoes and electoral inscriptions were found earlier this year, evidence that at the time of the eruption, the home with luxurious features also had a very active production area dedicated to bread-making…"


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 May 2024 7:14 p.m. PST

The comments suggest the article is being overly dramatic.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP23 May 2024 6:42 a.m. PST

I watched the 3 BBC programs on this and did feel that they had a very narrow view of the usage of the site. Far too many assumptions made on very little evidence.

Having said that though, their conclusions may be correct in other respects. It isn't any surprise that slaves and the very poor were living alongside the rich in an ancient metropolis, the same has been found on many sites well into the medieval period.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2024 3:38 p.m. PST



Louis XIV24 May 2024 4:17 a.m. PST

Was the alternative job Gladiator?

Suddenly baker might not seem so bad.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2024 3:53 p.m. PST



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