BIRTH OF ROME
QUESTIONED BY NEW FIND
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[ January 21st 2006 ]
excavating the Roman Forum have unearthed a 3,000-year-old
tomb that pre-dates the birth of ancient Rome
by several hundred years, Associated
Press reports today. "I am convinced that
the excavations will bring more tombs to light,"
archaeology commissioner Eugenio La Rocca said.
were quoted as saying the tomb appeared to date
to about 1,000 B.C., meaning the people who constructed
the necropolis pre-dated the ancient Romans by
hundreds of years, writes Associated Press.
has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus
and Remus, the twin sons of the god of war, Mars.
The ancient civilization originated when northern
tribes migrated to the Italian peninsula to settle
around the River Tiber.