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15 Incredible Facts About Ancient Rome (Video)

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The ancient civilization of Rome has had an enduring impact on human history, shaping modern Western society in countless ways. From its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus to its eventual collapse in the 5th century AD, the Roman Empire spanned centuries and continents, leaving behind a wealth of fascinating stories and surprising facts.

In this piece, we'll delve into 15 incredible facts about ancient Rome that highlight the achievements, quirks, and complexities of this remarkable civilization. From its impressive engineering feats to its vibrant cultural traditions, there's no shortage of fascinating tidbits to discover about Rome's legacy.

Top image: A gladiator stands facing the Roman colosseum. Source: AIGen / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell



Pete Wagner's picture

Incredible or not credible?  Fuzzy lines with respect to Rome.

Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.

Robbie Mitchell's picture


I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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