Ancient Romans ate like 'animals' | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 23, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Ancient Romans ate like 'animals'

Ancient Romans are known for their sumptuous feasts, but according to a new study, an incredible 98% commoners ate food that was seen fit only for animals.

world Updated: Mar 04, 2013 00:39 IST

Ancient Romans are known for their sumptuous feasts, but according to a new study, an incredible 98% commoners ate food that was seen fit only for animals.

Romans are known for eating well, with mosaics from the empire portraying sumptuous displays of fruits, vegetables, cakes - and, of course, wine.

However, common people ate millet, a grain looked down upon by the wealthy as fit only for livestock, says a study published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Results come from an analysis of anonymous skeletons in the ancient city's cemeteries, 'LiveScience' said.