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Ara della Regina Etruscan Sanctuary, Tarquinia, Italy

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A view from the top of Ara della Regina, the largest Etruscan sanctuary. The foundation dates to the 7th century BC.  Later additions made it a work in progress until abandonment in the 3rd century BC. [ As of 2011 the site is closed and fenced due to a lack of funds for staffing and restoration. ]

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A: Tarquinia, Comune

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B: Tarquinia, fontana e palazzo comunale

di Andrea Ruggirello, 3.6 km di distanza

The origins of Tarquinia are shrouded in legend, its history long and rich. A cosmopolitan city as ea...

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C: Tarquinia, Comune

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

Tarquinia, Comune

D: Tarquinia - Fortifications

di Wojciech Sadlej, 4.0 km di distanza

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

Tarquinia - Fortifications

E: Tarquinia, Chiesa di Santa Maria in Castello

di Andrea Ruggirello, 4.1 km di distanza

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

Tarquinia, Chiesa di Santa Maria in Castello

F: Tarquinia, Church Santa Maria di Castello

di Wojciech Sadlej, 4.1 km di distanza

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Tarquinia, Church Santa Maria di Castello

G: Stars

di Marco Chiaudano, 10.8 km di distanza

Night sky with moving stars

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H: glen & stream, Norchia, Italy

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I: 0380 A 20120722 Civitavecchia Pier

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J: Tuscania - Torre di Lavello

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Questo panorama è stato scattato in Lazio, Italy

Questa è una vista generale di 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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