Archaeologists unveil possible shrine to Rome’s first king

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Archaeologists said on Friday they had discovered an ancient cenotaph that almost certainly commemorated the legendary founder of Rome, Romulus, buried in the heart of the Italian capital.

The small chamber containing a simple sarcophagus and round stone block was originally found at the start of the last century beneath the Capitoline Hill inside the old Roman forum.

However, officials say the significance of the find has only just become clear following fresh excavations and new research.

Alfonsina Russo, the head of the Colosseum Archaeological Park, said...


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Archaeologists unveil possible shrine to Rome’s first king


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