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A: The Vatican

by Henley Bailey, 9.6 km away

The Vatican

B: 2011 05 16 Vatican Gigapixel View From St Peter Basilica Cupola

by Aleksandr Reznik, 9.6 km away

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as Basi...

2011 05 16 Vatican Gigapixel View From St Peter Basilica Cupola

C: St Peter's Basilica II, south side

by Pho Mar, 9.6 km away

Inside of St Peter's Basilica, south side, Rome, Italy

St Peter's Basilica II, south side

E: Interior of St Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome

by William Hamblin, 9.6 km away

The interior of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican at Rome.  The dome was designed by Michaelangelo, ...

Interior of St Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome

G: St. Peter's Basilica

by Jakub Hruska, 9.6 km away

St. Peter's Basilica

H: 350 Rome Basilica Di San Pietro

by Veros Plakiotis, 9.6 km away

350 Rome Basilica Di San Pietro

J: 2011 05 18 13 54 Vatican St Peter high resolution

by Aleksandr Reznik, 9.7 km away

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), officially known in Italian as Basi...

2011 05 18 13 54 Vatican St Peter high resolution

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/lazio, Italy

This is an overview of 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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