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'Fast-food' bar frozen in Pompeii ash gives clues on Roman snacking habits

A 2,000-year-old fast-food stall unearthed from the ash of Pompeii has given researchers new clues about the snacking habits of the ancient Romans.

The ornate snack bar counter, decorated with polychrome patterns and frozen by volcanic ash, was partially exhumed last year but archaeologists extended work on the site to reveal it in its full glory.

Etna Volcano Erupted Again

Etna, the word's most active volcano, erupted and threw into the air a pillar of ash 4.5 km high into the sky in Sicily

Volcanologists and seismologists have detected volcanic activity in a crater on the southeastern slope of Mount Etna at night. 

The ashes were erupting for three hours.

The volcano is now under surveillance. /


Pompeii of Anatolia becomes more popular after UNESCO recognition

The ancient city of Priene, which is dubbed the "Pompeii of Anatolia" due to its unique plan and well-preserved structures in the western province of Aydın, has seen an increase in the number of visitors after being included in the UNESCO Tentative List of World Heritage on June 6. 

Roman Ruins Discovered Under Site Earmarked For French Housing Estate

Ruins of an ancient Roman neighbourhood described as a "little Pompeii", have been discovered on a site intended for social housing in southern France, The Independent reported.

Called an "exceptional discovery" by the French culture ministry, the 7,000sq m (75,000 sq ft) find in Vienne, a small town to the south of Lyon, includes luxury house and public buildings.