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A wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, Rome's legendary founders.

The legend:
Romulus and Remus
--The twin sons of the god of war Mars, were abandoned.
--They were discovered by a female wolf who instead of eating them suckled them until they were found and reared by a shepherd.
--They founded Rome in 753 B.C.
--Romulus killed his twin in a power struggle.

--Rome was named after him

In a cavern 50 feet under the ruins of the palace of Emperor Augustus there is a domed ceiling decorated with colorful mosaics and seashells. At its center a painted eagle, a symbol of the Roman Empire.

“This is one of the most important discoveries of all time,” said Andrea Carandini, a prominent Italian archaeologist. He has long held that the myths of ancient Rome could be true. He said he derived added satisfaction from the cave’s location.

See complete article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/21/world/europe/21rome.html?_r=1


The symbol of Rome:



Also the symbol of The United States.


Is this the new empire replacing the Roman Empire?


Romulus and Remus by Rubens DetailImage by mharrsch via Flickr




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