Roman fresco, Ostia Antica

Roman fresco, Ostia Antica

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Roman fresco, in the Thermopolium at Ostia Antica. This advertising fresco is located in the Thermopolium, a 3rd century Roman tavern that sold hot drinks and food to the inhabitants of Ostia Antica. The advert is depicting what meals, drinks and foodstuffs could be bought there. Ostia Antica is an ancient Roman seaport built at the mouth of the Tiber River near Rome, Italy. The city was founded by the Roman king Ancus Marcius in about 620 BC and was used to import grain and other essentials for the city of Rome.

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