Restaurants

Restaurants (HM28TA)

Location: Altamora, Açores 9930 Pico
Country: Portugal

N 38° 29.3', W 28° 2.375'

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The shops flanking the side entrance to the Bath may have functioned as restaurants or taverns. Excavation of Shop W1-2 found two cooking hearths and dishes for serving food. An L-shaped masonry bench built outside the main door to Shop W2 provided customers with overflow seating in the shaded portico. A double-seat latrine was installed in the unit's opposite corner. On the opposite side of the Bath entrance, Shop E1-2 contained ceramic and glass dining vessels, storage containers, animal bones, and shells. Small drains or water tanks in both rooms seem to have provided places for washing. Wide windows in the southeast corner of E1 may have served for passing food to customers standing in the portico. Crosses and part of a Christian name ("of Kyriakos") incised on two ceramic vessels, together with the presence of pig bones and shell's, suggest that the shop was owned or supported by Christian members of the community.
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HM NumberHM28TA
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Placed ByThe Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey, and the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University
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Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 409334 N 4260510
Decimal Degrees38.48833333, -28.03958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 29.3', W 28° 2.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 29' 18" N, 28° 2' 22.5" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near ER1, Altamora Açores 9930, PT
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