I.A.5. Pompeii’s Wood-Fired Oven.

We visited a bakery. It shows a mill and and in the background is a brick oven. Grain was poured into the top of the mill. Slaves or donkeys were used to turn the upper portion to grind the grain.

After Vesuvius exploded, the bakers of Pompeii did not take time to remove baking bread from their ovens. During excavations, centuries-old blackened loaves of bread were found inside many of the brick ovens.

Perhaps the process of modern pizza cooked in wood-fired ovens can be attributed to the Romans.

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