Loaves of bread were found preserved in the ruins of Pompeii.


Pompeii – Main Road. Photo by: Stephen B, Cayman Islands. Image credit: Viator.com, CC BY-SA 2.0)

In 1748, centuries after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, explorers stumbled upon a well-preserved city of Pompeii. The buildings were intact. The bodies were like sculptures, frozen in time. Even loaves of bread were found inside the houses even though they should have already rotted.


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