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Municipal building and fountain, Tarquinia

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The origins of Tarquinia are shrouded in legend, its history long and rich. A cosmopolitan city as early as the seventh century BC, Tarquinia was the home city of the three Etruscan Kings of Rome, but modern day Tarquinia was built in the fifth century AD, when the old city was destroyed by Alaric, King of the Visigoths, and was originally named Corneto; the ancient name was restored only in late XIX century.

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Images à proximité de http://www.360cities.net/fr/area/lazio

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A: Tarquinia, Comune

Par Adrian Moss, à 20 mètres

Tarquinia, Comune – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti

Tarquinia, Comune

B: Tarquinia, Comune

Par Adrian Moss, à 30 mètres

Trento e Trieste square (comune), Tarquinia, Lazio Italy

Tarquinia, Comune

C: Tarquinia - Fortifications

Par Wojciech Sadlej, à 460 mètres

wikipedia: Tarquinia, formerly Corneto and in Antiquity Tarquinii, is an ancient city in the province...

Tarquinia - Fortifications

D: Church of Santa Maria in Castello, Tarquinia

Par Andrea Ruggirello, à 570 mètres

In ninth and tenth century Corneto (ancient name for modern Tarquinia) was fortified with the constru...

Church of Santa Maria in Castello, Tarquinia

E: Tarquinia, Church Santa Maria di Castello

Par Wojciech Sadlej, à 570 mètres

wikipedia: Tarquinia, formerly Corneto and in Antiquity Tarquinii, is an ancient city in the province...

Tarquinia, Church Santa Maria di Castello

F: Ara della Regina Etruscan Sanctuary, Tarquinia, Italy

Par Dab Yob, A 3.6 km

A view from the top of Ara della Regina, the largest Etruscan sanctuary. The foundation dates to the ...

Ara della Regina Etruscan Sanctuary, Tarquinia, Italy

G: Stars

Par Marco Chiaudano, A 9.3 km

Night sky with moving stars

Stars

H: 0380 A 20120722 Civitavecchia Pier

Par Mike Weidner - www.panomorph.de, A 17.4 km

Die "Mein Schiff 1" am 22.07.2012 in Civitavecchia an der Pier. Civitavecchia bedeutet "Alte Stadt" u...

0380 A 20120722 Civitavecchia Pier

I: glen & stream, Norchia, Italy

Par Dab Yob, A 18.1 km

One of the many glens / ravines that are typical of this volcanic region of Italy. Hidden behind the ...

glen & stream, Norchia, Italy

J: Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

Par Marco Chiaudano, A 20.3 km

Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

Ce panorama é été pris à http://www.360cities.net/fr/area/lazio, Italy

Ceci est un aperçu de Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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