Household Items in Ancient Pompeii w. Dr Ria Berg

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The Pompeiians had a wide variety of products at their disposal. Dr Ria Berg, Director, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, joins the show to discuss the products that were being used in Pompeii by the 1st century CE.

Some topics explored

  • The various types of housing architecture (atrium, dual purpose between residential and commercial; residential-only)
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Wine including imported from Greece and diluted
  • Toiletry items including combs, shaving products
  • Sleeping quarters
  • The various types of housing architecture (atrium, dual purpose between residential and commercial; residential-only)
  • Servants, those enslaved, and those freed from slavery’s (i.e., freedmen) activities and role in daily life
  • Children’s toys and board games
  • Artwork
  • Utensils and cooking supplies
  • Storage units
  • Water and ice
  • Letters, pinks, and ink wells
  • Locks and keys

Listen to the episode

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