The Bakery of Popidius Priscus in Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 29 September 2019
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Bread in Pompeii was produced daily in local bakeries. The Bakery (pistrinum) of Popidius Priscus contains four large millstones made from porous lava, traces of a stable, four storage rooms and a large oven which was used for baking the bread. This bakery had no adjoining shop, so the bread was probably sold on to other shops or to street vendors, called libani.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 29). The Bakery of Popidius Priscus in Pompeii. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11294/the-bakery-of-popidius-priscus-in-pompeii/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Bakery of Popidius Priscus in Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11294/the-bakery-of-popidius-priscus-in-pompeii/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Bakery of Popidius Priscus in Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Sep 2019. Web. 15 Jun 2021.