Romans put in tall orders when it came to eating out

The study of food waste dug up by researchers from the University of Cincinnati in the US, led by archaeologist Steven Ellis, found menus in the city were far richer and more varied than previously thought.

The most common foods found in drains and dumps were grains, fruits, nuts, olives, lentils, local fish and eggs, but there was also more exotic fare like salted fish from Spain, and imported shellfish and sea urchins.

A giraffe’s joint was found in the drain of one home.

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