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Ancient Romulus Cave Found

If you believe the legend that Rome was founded more than 2,000 years ago by the twins Romulus and Remus (who are seen suckling a she-wolf in Rome’s famous “logo”), then word that scientists have found the Lupercale will astonish you.

According to Reuters, archeologists restoring the ancient Palace of Augustus on the Palatine hill found “an underground cavity decorated with seashells, colored marble mosaics and pumice stones” and said they are “‘reasonably certain’ it is the long-lost place of worship sacred to ancient Romans and known as Lupercale, from the Latin word for wolf.”

Such a find is amazing, but maybe not surprising. I happened upon the History Channel’s “Cities of the Underworld” series “Rome” episode a few weeks ago and learned about several other new archeological finds that I didn’t know about. By the way, you can download “Rome’s Hidden Empire” and other episodes of Season 1 of CotU from iTunes for $1.99 – a steal.

Rome’s big dig is hardly over…I’m excited to see what they discover next!

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Melanie Renzulli has been writing about travel to Italy for more than 20 years.

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