Pompeii's market would have been one of the busiest parts of town.
On the outside, stalls would be selling figs, grapes, chestnuts, bread, cakes...
Above them, a wooden gallery with rooms would house the staff.
Visitors would enter the market through a large hallway, with a statue of the Emperor and walls covered with frescos of fruit and flowers.
The fish and meat stalls were at the center of the courtyard.
The stone circle with a roof was where the fish was prepared, and the long stone ledge where it was sold.
Fun fact : across the street there is a stone table with different sized holes.
This was used by shoppers to double-check that they had been sold the right quantities!