"This is an exceptional discovery which has no parallel in Italy thus far, in an excellent state of preservation," says Pompeii's archaeological park in a statement.
Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks counter, the shop was discovered in the archaeological park's Regio V site, which is not yet open the public. Traces of 2,000-year-old pork, fish, snails and beef found in some of the terra cotta jars.
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