The Romulan huts

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Recent archaelogical excavation on the Palatine Hill ­ the supposed site of the Roman settlement of Romulus uncovered remains of what would have been thatched huts. They are located on the southwest edge of the Palatine. What the visitor sees is confusing for much later brick and stone structures overlay the archaic remains.

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The post holes which would have held up the huts can be seen in both photographs (left-centre on the left, lower right quarter on the right). These are still subject to investigation, but appear to date to the middle of the 8th century BC — corresponding to the traditional date of the foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC.

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