Ancient Roman Tavern found in France

It doesn’t look like much in the picture above, but this restaurant just unearthed in Southern France has archaeologists quite excited.  It is located in what was once the Roman seaside town of Lattara, and two millenia ago it catered to local diners as well as Roman immigrants that had settled in the area.  Few such Roman taverns have been found making this discovery particularly compelling.  Archaeologists have concluded that the restaurant made its own bread, served food and in an adjacent space they served libations as well (traces of alcohol have been identified in bowls imported from Italy for that purpose).

For more on this discovery see Archaeology Magazine.

Lattes_-_Musée_Henri-Prades_-_Vue_du_site_archéologique_de_Lattara

And for more on the port city of Littara (remains pictured below) see the website for the local museum, Henri Prades of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole in Lattes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s