Photo: Sacred Cave of Rome's Founders Found, Scientists Say



Rome's Palatine Hill, once the home of the city's wealthiest and most influential residents, is now a warren of crumbling imperial palaces.

While working to restore the palace of Emperor Augustus, archaeologists recently came across a chamber they say is Lupercale—the sacred cave where a she-wolf is said to have suckled Romulus and Remus, the city's legendary founders.

Photograph by Gjon Mili//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images


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