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Ancient History and Archaeology.com – Pompeian Bakeries

Buying bread rather than making it at home was as common for the Romans as it is today-if the evidence of Pompeii is to be believed.

Much is known about recipes for ancient bread from surviving texts- but not how bread was baked on a commercial scale in towns.

pompeiian20bakeryPompeii helps fill this gap.

It preserves many examples of commercial bakeries, complete with their own mills, ovens and labour saving devices.

The sheer number of bakeries and the scale of their production shows that buying bread in the ancient roman world was as common as it is today.

Bakeries in Pompeii.

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Source: Ancient History and Archaeology.com – Pompeian Bakeries

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