What Archaeological Evidence Is There for Work and Business in Pompeii

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What archaeological evidence is there for work and business in Pompeii? In the morning of the 24th August 79AD (at 2/3 o’clock), the people of Pompeii was trying to expand their business (since Pompeii was an industrious town with many businesses and trades) and increase their income for their family until they felt the ground shaking although they did not know what was occurring. At this point, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and created pyroclastic surges, earthquakes and pumice. Many people were panicking screamed for help but all of this went in vein and around 20,000 people who lived in Pompeii presumably died either from being crushed, carbonised or inhaling the pyroclastic surge’s deadly gases. Based on Archaeological evidence, one can deduce that Pompeii had many trades, markets and businesses. For example, we know that the civilians of Pompeii could work in shops such as street- side shops which were not restricted to the forum. People used to go from the baths to these types of shops; an example of this is the Macellum which is an ancient Roman indoor market building that sold mostly provisions (especially fruits and vegetables) and is usually alongside the forum and basilica. Food shops had made counters usually from stone or brick with large clay pots (dolia) and they were used for storing dried fruit, grains, other pots were used for liquids such as wine. Meat and poultry were suspended from a bar hung which was position near the entrance. Other shops put their meat on tables near the entrance. The archaeological evidence for the information above are the plaster casts of the shutters and door of a shop, seeds, pieces of pottery, the structure which was usually added to the entrances of houses, pieces of counter and mosaics/painting, which usually help distinguish what each shop supplies, in this case, they might have a mosaic of food. Archaeological evidence

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