The Right Coast
February 15, 2005
Romulus and Remus
By Mike Rappaport
It is amazing how often ancient myths appear to be based on fact. Now there is even support for Romulus and Remus:
Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of Mars, the god of war, who were suckled as infants by a she-wolf in the woods. Now, archaeologists believe they have found evidence that at least part of that tale may be true: Traces of a royal palace discovered in the Roman Forum have been dated to roughly the period of the eternal city's legendary foundation.