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Victims of Mt Vesuvius reveal ancient Romans’ gendered diets

Floor mosaic from the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum showing a male figure with a fish in his hand

A mosaic in the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum depicts a man holding a fish, which was more commonly eaten by the community’s men than by its women. Credit: REDA & CO srl/Alamy

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Nature 597, 154 (2021)


Science Advances (2021)



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