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Romulus and Remus Cave Found

By November 21, 2007

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In 'Mythical Roman cave' unearthed, BBC News reports that archaeologists believe that they have found the cave called the lupercal on the Palatine Hill of Rome. The cave is the legendary site where a wolf suckled Rome's legendary founding twins, Romulus and Remus. The cave was found during restoration work on Augustus' palace.

The Rogue Classicist says he sees nothing new in this announcement compared with news back in January.

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November 22, 2007 at 12:50 pm
(1) P L Crompton says:

I read somewhere that the Latin word for wolf and prostitute were the same or similar. It was thought that whoever did the translation mistook the word. Although the wolf version is more romantic, perhaps, it isn’t logical. That thte twins were raised by a prostitute is more realistic.

I think the archaeologists are way off base with this one.

November 23, 2007 at 10:09 pm
(2) Irene says:

There seems to be a bit of politics involved: Vote Veltroni! Vote Romulus!.

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