Once I got immersed into Romans and their goings-on I note parallel Roman-connected events appear around [serendipity! I got to put it in a sentence]
Right when I studied Dionysian rites painted on the walls of Room #5 in Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, a loud commercial for an upcoming movie came to my TV screen…it’s called, of course, Pompeii.
Yesterday the blog waves were abuzz with some news story of giraffe, which I didn’t bother to investigate, just remembered the subject – and today in the course forums someone mentioned an article published a month ago about ongoing excavation in Pompeii where recently was discovered a drain with remnants of various foods:
“A drain from a central property revealed a richer variety of foods as well as imports from outside Italy, such as shellfish, sea urchin and even delicacies including the butchered leg joint of a giraffe. “That the bone represents the height of exotic food is underscored by the fact that this is thought to be the only giraffe bone ever recorded from an archaeological excavation in Roman Italy”
Now I fully expect to witness procession of legionaries pushing their way into subway train tomorrow morning…