Tomb of Rome

More history of Rome. Quite cool, this:

[Link]State TV quoted experts as saying the tomb appeared to date to about 1,000 B.C., meaning the people who constructed the necropolis pre-dated the ancient Romans by hundreds of years.

Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of the god of war, Mars.
I don't doubt that Rommie n Reme were real. I'm just serious when I say that the snakegod in Conan is axactly the same kind of story as these guys. Dude couldn't turn into a snake but holywood made it so.

Rome used self-mythologizing, with the help of
disappearing those who said what's real (not always quietly nor, ahem, tastefully either.) It's a great way to prove to the future that you existed. Romulus and Remus quite likely did bring a nation of humans into being that had survived alot of centuries as clans and families. At the time and with their knowledge, they likely believed they were gods themselves.

Not good that, and it still doesn't make them god-born.

Also found inside the tomb was a funerary urn, ANSA said.
Takes a pretty warm fire to cook a person to ash and still be able to recover their ashes fairly cleanly. I don't recall what age the oldest known funerary urn, but this one seems to my memory to be fairly close at 3,000 years.

I just like collecting background on civilization's progress.

Oh, and (dis)continuities. Some things really never seem to change.


  1. Off topic, I know but I have to ask:

    Where are your pics for football today? How will I ever enjoy a game today without your predictions? I don't even know who to bet on!


  2. Oh yah! Go Broncos!

    Pittsburg will beat Seattle in the SuperBowl!

    (or the seahawks will be the broncos... either way.. .)

  3. Hrmmm, actually, I do think herr Cowher's 'burgers will win today. Same with Seattle. They're both too tough running and stopping the run. And Pittsburg's on a nasty tear.. Plummer could put up 28 on this D but no more. Stillers by 6. With a pick-off run back for a TD.

    Really have to see how Alexander does but at least the 'hawks' leading rusher is on the field in this game. How they win it will determine my pic for the league championship. Seahawks > Panthers

    Happy Football!!!


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