Julen Lopetegui appeared in the official media of Seville to explain how he is living the situation that the country is going through: “We are carrying this historic and dramatic moment in the best possible way. We have had the easiest thing to do, which is to stay at home. Our responsibility is to be here and trying to help. “The Sevilla coach was very critical regarding the decisions that were made and, especially, regarding the delay: “Decisions were required. Health is the priority. The health of those generations that brought Spain out of a postwar period and are now dying in a horrible way. Our elders are the people to whom we owe our lives and it seems to me a great ingratitude to hear certain comments. “And the fact is that this crisis has touched the Seville coach very closely:” People I know in Madrid have died who was very fond of me. We are sad and worried. My oldest son is alone in Madrid and his daily routine is tough. The measures have not been enough, although it is difficult for the decision maker. We had a very clear example in Italy and we looked at it very late. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 23, 2020 In what is day to day with the Sevilla squad, Lopetegui does not hide the difficulty of maintaining a certain normality in such an abnormal situation: “We are busy because it is our individual responsibility, especially in maintaining the daily link with the players and that affect your physical condition as little as possible. Emotional work is also very important because it is good that the head is occupied with things other than the news about the coronavirus. “ And he also warned on how complicated the return to work will be: “This is much more difficult than the return than after the summer, when the players are mentally healthy and fresh. When you talk about two weeks of preparation I think it is done from a point of ignorance. “Lopetegui wanted to send a message of encouragement to the entire population: “We must not look for culprits or put ourselves in profile. Each one can help, applaud those who help us, in supermarkets, pharmacies, truckers, policemen … What we must do is not to leave home. Whoever skips it is irresponsible and something else “The Basque coach doubts that LaLiga will return: “It seems strange to me when those responsible talk about dates. It has to be played when everyone can enjoy it. If there is time to finish, it ends. I understand the economic consequences of not finishing a season, of course But I don’t understand it well when playing behind closed doors, football is played for people, without people it doesn’t make sense. And if you play without people, there is a risk, so you should not play. Three quarters of the season have been disputed, that cannot be ignored, whoever decides to do it for that stretch played is how I see it. “
Due to its tragic demise, the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was left in a remarkable state of preservation, and to this day it serves as one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. From people immortalized in volcanic ash, to frescoes that would never have survived for so long if there wasn’t for their magma sarcophagus, Pompeii has provided scientists with unprecedented insight into the daily life of this historic civilization.The recent unearthing of a “thermopolium” counter decorated with frescoes is already being hailed as a game-changer in the quest of re-enacting the cuisine and diet of ancient Romans who perished under the wrath of Vesuvius in 79 AD.Thermopolium, dolias (jars) detail, of archaeological remains of the street Via Stabiana at Ruins of Pompeii. The city was an ancient Roman city destroyed by the volcano Vesuvius. Pompeii, Campania, Italy.Thermopolia were at the epicenter of Roman street life, by providing pre-prepared meals for a low price. The word itself literally means “a place where (something) hot is sold.”The counter of one such thermopolium was discovered in March 2019 in the sector designated Regio V, located to the north of the Pompeii archaeological site in an area not yet opened to the public. The news of the discovery first came via Instagram, where it was shared by Massimo Ossana, the superintendent of the site.A thermopolium was a place where it was possible to purchase ready-to-eat food during the times of ancient RomeAccording to the Guardian, there were around 150 thermopolia fast food joints in the city of Pompeii, which served as a lifeline for the poor who often couldn’t afford to own a kitchen.Some 2,000 years ago, the daily menu included easy-to-make specialties like coarse bread with salty fish, baked cheese, lentils, and spicy wine.The counter is decorated with a fresco featuring earthenware jars, known as dolia, used to store foodstuffs such as dried meat. The fact that this thermopolium is adorned with a fresco implies that it was most probably owned by a well-off person, as such decorations were considered a luxury.Roman kitchen of a thermopolium in Via Consolare at Ruins of Pompeii, Campania, ItalyRoman upper classes usually avoided and often scorned such places, considering them unworthy of their pedigree.Nevertheless, fast food restaurants like this one were all the rage in Pompeii, as well as other huge trading centers of the Old World. They were the vibrant social meeting places, and much like taverns, they were often the spots where business deals were closed.The discovery of the thermopolium counter comes in a series of recent excavations in the Pompeii archaeological park.Dolias (sunk into the counter) and fresco detail of archaeological remains of thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus, at Ruins of Pompeii, ItalyIn December 2018, well-preserved remnants of a horse with saddle were found in the park area, as well as another magnificent fresco that was unearthed in February 2019, in the remains of a villa. The fresco features Narcissus, the mythological hunter who became infatuated with his own reflection in a pool of water.Along with the fresco, human remains of two women and three children, all huddled together during the moments before their death.The discovery of this group of skeletons reminded us once again of the proportions of the tragedy that was the eruption of Vesuvius, which killed more than 2,000 people and left an ancient city forever frozen in time.Read another story from us: Perfectly Preserved Roman Fresco of Narcissus Discovered in PompeiiApart from Pompeii, the neighboring townships of Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, and Boscoreale also suffered greatly from the eruption which constitutes one of the worst known natural disasters of the ancient world.