Description:History of Pizza - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.
Believe it or not, pizza has been around since the 6th century BC. Historians recorded that Persian soldiers used to bake flat breads on their shields and cover them with cheese. In Pompeii, amidst the ashes, there is evidence of the popularity of the flat pizza pie. Even Virgil in The Aeneid wrote about these “cakes of flour.”
If you ask me, Italy has had a long time to perfect the recipe.(1:58)