History

History of Rome. The origins of Rome are still not entirely clear: the historical notions we have are based on the data transmitted by the authors.

The stages of the foundation of the city were transmitted under the guise of a legend, denying, in some cases, the veracity of the capital’s monarchic period.

Historians of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries re-evaluated the real value of the legend and the history of the first kings (Romolo, Numa Pompilio, Tullio Ostilio), as well as the foundation of the “Urbs”, set on April 21, 753 BC. (Christmas Year of Rome) by the historian Varro, based on the calculations of the astrologer Lucio Taruzio.

Since the twentieth century, thanks to the study of some archaeological remains, it has been possible to sift through the historical data brought by the legend.

Certainly the first inhabitants of Rome came from various areas and did not have the economic and cultural development of their neighbors in the north, the Etruscans, let alone those of the south, the Sabines and the Latins.

In the Palatine area, archaeologists found the remains of a settlement from the 8th century BC. and it is probable that the inhabitants of this area subsequently occupied the neighboring areas of the hill and the valley.

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Catacombs of Rome

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ghetto of Rome

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Gianicolo Cannon

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