Recent discoveries have shown that the rich feasted on exotic animals while the poor were reduced to eating simple fare. In a two block area near the city’s Porta Stabia gate, the archaeological team excavated some 20 shop fronts that would have served food and drink to the general public. Scraps of food recovered from latrines and cesspits show that these businesses weren’t just serving gruel, but a wide variety of foods, including cuts of expensive meat and salted fish imported from Spain. In one drain the archaeologists found shellfish and a leg joint of a giraffe, the first giraffe bone to be reported at a site in Italy. Travel to Rome and Southern Italy with Far Horizons!