Friday, August 12, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Pompeii Citizen

Pompeii, a merchant city of 20,000, had many social classes living in the city most above their shops that lined the multilateral stoned streets.

They had a sculptor to create statues, a tool maker to forge tools, a gem cutter that created jewelry, lamp factories, and a place that blended a fish sauce called Garum used for seasoning, and many wine and food shops. They had plants for processing and cleaning wool called Fulleries and bakeries complete with mills, kneading machines, and ovens according to the Encyclopedia Brittania Inc. entry about Pompeii.

By Kim Childers

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