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Ostia Antica - Forum Baths

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Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of the site and close to the modern town of Ostia. "Ostia" in Latin means "mouth". At the mouth of the River Tiber, Ostia was Rome's seaport, but, due to silting and a drop in sea level, the site now lies 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the sea. The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics. (from wikipedia, more)

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A: Ostia Antica - Public Latrine

di Wojciech Sadlej, 20 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approx...

Ostia Antica - Public Latrine

B: Ostia Antica

di Wojciech Sadlej, 30 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approx...

Ostia Antica

C: Ostia Antica

di Wojciech Sadlej, 30 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approx...

Ostia Antica

D: Ostia Antica near Rome, Forum and Capitol

di Carsten T. Rees, 90 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica was the harbour of the City of Rome from at least the 4th century BC up to the 4th centu...

Ostia Antica near Rome, Forum and Capitol

E: Ostia Antica - Thermopolium of Via di Diana

di Wojciech Sadlej, 110 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approx...

Ostia Antica - Thermopolium of Via di Diana

F: Ostia Antica - Capitolium

di Wojciech Sadlej, 110 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approx...

Ostia Antica - Capitolium

G: Antiqa

di Henley Bailey, 140 metri di distanza

Antiqa

H: Stage

di Henley Bailey, 280 metri di distanza

Stage

I: Ostia Antica near Rome, Theatre

di Carsten T. Rees, 280 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica was the harbour of the City of Rome from at least the 4th century BC up to the 4th centu...

Ostia Antica near Rome, Theatre

J: Ostia Antica

di Wojciech Sadlej, 330 metri di distanza

Ostia Antica is a large archeological site that was the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approx...

Ostia Antica

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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