Researchers discovered a 2,000-year-old fast-food stall in an exceptional state of preservation in Italy's Pompeii.
The ornate fast-food stall decorated with polychrome patterns and frozen by volcanic ash, was partially unearthed last year but archaeologists extended their work on the site to reveal it completely. Upon discovery of the counter, the team of researchers found duck bone fragments as well as the remains of pigs, goats, fish and snails in earthenware pots. Further, they found crushed fava beans at the bottom of one jar, which was likely used to modify the taste of wine. Pompeii was buried in a sea of boiling lava when the volcano on nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing between 2,000 and 15,000 people.