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A: Pompeii Piazza del Santuario

by Scott Knauss, 6.5 km away

Piazza del Santuario. The central piazza of the city of Pompeii, is where the city holds all of their...

Pompeii Piazza del Santuario

B: Basilica di Sant'Alfonso Maria de Liguori

by Roberto Fusco, 6.6 km away

Basilica di Sant'Alfonso Maria de Liguori

Basilica di Sant'Alfonso Maria de Liguori

C: Pompeii, Italy

by Shide Zhang, 7.0 km away

Pompeii, Italy

D: Pompei: interior of dye workshop...

by Jacques Rochet, 7.2 km away

Pompei: interior of dye workshop...

E: Les Thermes Stabiens

by fabimacg5, 7.3 km away

Il s'agit des thermes les plus anciens de Pompéi. Ils sont situés entre la rue de Stabies et la rue d...

Les Thermes Stabiens

F: Pompeii - Forum

by Marko Randjic, 7.4 km away

Pompeii - Forum

G: Pompeii Group

by Italy Intensives ECU, 7.5 km away

Pompeii Group

H: Pompeii Streets

by Chris Ellenbogen, 7.5 km away

Pompeii Streets

I: Pompeii - House of the Faun-2

by Marko Randjic, 7.6 km away

One of the luxurious houses in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. The town was destroyed in the Mt. V...

Pompeii - House of the Faun-2

J: Pompeii - House of the Faun-1

by Marko Randjic, 7.6 km away

One of the luxurious houses in the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. The town was destroyed in the Mt. V...

Pompeii - House of the Faun-1

This panorama was taken in Naples, Italy

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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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