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Archaeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

Archaeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
As Italian capital approaches 2,767th birthday, excavation reveals wall built long before official founding year of 753BC

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 26, 2014 1:08 PM

Last week Rome celebrated it's birthday, but like many of my friends, the age they tell the world is younger than reality.  753 B.C. is a long time ago, but examining the wall shows that it was around long before that.  As stated in the article, "It was already known that the settlement of Rome was a gradual process and that the traditional date for its foundation was invented by a later writer. There is evidence of people arriving on the Palatine hill as early as the 10th century BC." 

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Lead Didn't Bring Down Ancient Rome—But It's Still a Modern Menace - TIME

Lead Didn't Bring Down Ancient Rome—But It's Still a Modern Menace - TIME | Ancient Rome | Scoop.it
Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) Lead Didn't Bring Down Ancient Rome—But It's Still a Modern Menace TIME You could fill a book with theories on why the ancient Roman Empire declined and fell—which, in fact, is what the 18th British...
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