Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Roman bacon sandwiches


Dr. Andrew Birley and Justin Blake, the two main archaeologists, at Vindolanda.
Dr. Birley is discussing the Roman bacon sandwich and a typical diet for a soldier based at Vindolanda.
The "Y" shaped drain which is shown at one point...is on the floor of one of the "corridor" or "strip" houses (shops) which form part of the Roman vicus or village. This would have been the floor of the butcher's shop where the blood was collected to make black pudding. Both cooked produce (hence the bacon sarnie) and livestock would have been sold from here. No health and safety rules in those times!

6 comments:

the fly in the web said...

Something else to add to the list of what the Romans did for us!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Fly,

Thanks (yet again!) for popping by. My silence has meant that we have been away for the past few weeks. We've been down to Dorset and done a tour of Britain to see friends and family. Be over to yours soon! Hxx

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Who'd have thought it? I love bacon sandwiches and black pudding so now I'm hungry and we do have some bacon. A x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello SJA, I've been out of the blogging zone and am feeling very guilty that I've not been part of it for a while now.

The children go back to school next week but having said that I may well be at Vindolanda for three days and I'm teaching English to an Italian lady. I'll try and be good and blog a bit so I can come and say "Salve!"

Irritatingly Optimistic said...

Like Strawberry Jam Anne, your post has me slavvering for a bacon sarnie and black pudding!
Off to make a fry up!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Welcome to my blog IO!

I've been over to yours and noticed that we are neighbours! Euge! Hurrah! ;)