ancient tomb found under the forum

Old Jan 20th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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ancient tomb found under the forum

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060120/...y_ancient_tomb
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Old Jan 20th, 2006, 01:22 PM
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Thanks sandi!
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Old Jan 20th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Isn't Rome amazing? It's just layer upon layer of history.
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Old Jan 20th, 2006, 02:34 PM
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Of course any ancient find like this great.

But the newspapers and the Gov't spokesperson make it sound like is an amazing *new* discovery .
The same thing as the amazing new discovery of the Royal Palace mentioned at the end of the article. The Regia was built atop part of it and it was well known .

The Roman Forum before the founding of Rome (753BC) was an unhealthly marsh that was used as an Iron-Age necropolis. These burials stopped around that time.

In the Forum Museum (Antiquarium Forense) there are skeletons and cremation urns dating from the X-VIII century BC. And also the grave items they were buried with.
And they are displayed as they were found.
They're certain that this was just a small section of a vast cemetery.

Most of them are from the are from the area next to the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.
But 2 of them a man and a woman were found in the Forum Sq. And they were human sacrifices and buried with no grave items.

Also deep in the Forum Sq. using sounding equipment (radar?) they have seen a body of a man, woman and child that were bound together and thrown into this early marsh. That site hasn't been excavated.

They have also found this type of tombs on the Capitoline Hill and in the Forum of Caesar.
Regards, Walter
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Old Jan 22nd, 2006, 10:57 AM
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The tomb is in the 'Forum of Caesar' behind the church 'SS Luca & Martina'(click-on the #15 picture and also #8).
Photo website;
http://www.repubblica.it/2003/e/gall...istorom/1.html Regards, Walter
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