Study shows ancient Romans ate giraffe
January 5 , 2014
Researchers recently learned that Romans had unusual eating habits, which included giraffe and sea urchin.
"This is thought to be the only giraffe bone ever recorded from an archaeological excavation in Roman Italy," a researcher at the University of Cincinnati said.
"How part of the animal, butchered, came to be a kitchen scrap in a seemingly standard Pompeian restaurant not only speaks to long-distance trade in exotic and wild animals, but also something of the richness, variety and range of a non-elite diet."
Reports suggest that spices were brought from Indonesia and the oldest find goes back to the third century BC.