Excavations near Whitehall Villa in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, have
revealed Roman culinary secrets, including stuffed dormice.
60 students from around the world are spending their summer helping to excavate
a Roman village in Northamptonshire, and are making some unusual discoveries and a
look into the everyday life of the residents. One of the "finds" was a burned
bowl containing the remains of hare stew.
"They also ate dormice - stuffed - and oysters. They loved their oysters,"
said archaeologist Martin Weaver.
The researchers hope to find more than just recipes. They hope to get some real
insight into everyday life in a Roman villa.
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