Very old pizza – level 1

03-07-2023 07:00

Experts find an interesting painting in Pompeii, Italy. The painting shows bread with fruits. They believe that the painting is pizza.

Experts are surprised. The bread has something that looks like a pineapple. But Europeans know the fruit much later. The bread had spices or cheese on it. The painting represents gifts for guests. People in Greece give gifts to guests.

The director of Pompeii’s Park believes that the bread is pizza. People still argue about putting fruit on pizza. Pizza is a simple dish in the past. Today, it is popular in the world.

Difficult words: surprised (when you can’t believe something), spices (a substance from a plant which makes food taste better), argue (to not agree with someone or have a different idea).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are the ingredients found on the bread depicted in the painting?


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