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Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese — and narrowly survived 2 emperors

Fast food isn’t some newfangled invention. It’s been around for centuries, albeit in different forms. Ancient Roman fast-food joints were called “thermopolia.” These restaurants had a bad reputation, but they provided fast and cheap meals to the poor of ancient Rome. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Fast food […]
Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese — and narrowly survived 2 emperors
Strategy

An Ancient Roman Text Offers Practical Advice That Might Change Your Life

The Enchiridion(“The Manual”) is a short read on stoic advice for living. Epictetus’ practical precepts might change your life. What’s in our control and what’s not: Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are […]
An Ancient Roman Text Offers Practical Advice That Might Change Your Life
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A House-Sized Roman Mosaic Was Found In Southern Turkey

[credit provider=”University of Nebraska-Lincoln “] After a long summer dig, archaeologists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have uncovered a 1,600-square-foot Roman mosaic in southern Turkey.The mosaic, which was part of a Roman bath, is believed to be the largest of its kind ever found in the region. 
A House-Sized Roman Mosaic Was Found In Southern Turkey
Markets

These Amateur Treasure Hunters Have Uncovered $15 Million Worth Of Ancient Coins

[credit provider=”BBC” url=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-18579875″] Reg Mead and Richard Miles are two amateur treasure hunters that just made the discovery of their lifetimes on the island of Jersey, according to BBC News.BBC reports the duo uncovered about 50,000 Celtic and Roman iron coins estimated to be worth more than £10 million ($15 […]
These Amateur Treasure Hunters Have Uncovered $15 Million Worth Of Ancient Coins
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A Japanese Tycoon Is About To Fund The Restoration Of This Incredible Ancient Roman Pyramid

[credit provider=”Resident on Earth via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/infiniteache/4972243784/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] According to reports in La Repubblica, this massive marble pyramid, originally part of ancient Rome’s city walls, is about to undergo restoration following the investment of a Japanese benefactor.Fumes from traffic and pollution have tarnished the ancient structure, which dates back to the […]
A Japanese Tycoon Is About To Fund The Restoration Of This Incredible Ancient Roman Pyramid
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15 Crazy Facts About Life In The First Century

[credit provider=”Flickr/Jean-Louis Zimmermann” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanlouis_zimmermann/2508796680/in/photostream/”] Last week, the estimated global population reached 7 billion. In fewer than 100 years, the world will likely hit the 10 billion mark. It seems like an appropriate time to take a look a back at what the world was like in the first century, when there […]
15 Crazy Facts About Life In The First Century