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The history of ancient Rome

Happy Birthday, Rome! Rome’s Founding Day – April 21, 753 BCE

Celebrating Rome’s Birthday: Intriguing Facts and Stories on Rome’s Founding Day – April 21, 753 BCE   The Legendary Founding of Rome On April 21, 753 BC, Rome, the Eternal City, was said to be founded by its legendary first king, Romulus, and his twin brother Remus (Beard, 2015). Born to a Vestal Virgin named Rhea Silvia and the god Mars, the twins were abandoned as infants by their grand-uncle,…

A woman being silly on April fools Day

April Fools Day: How did it start?

Who came up with the idea of April Fool’s Day, and why? April Fools’ Day, also known as All Fools’ Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on the first day of April. It is a day of pranks and practical jokes, where people play tricks on each other with the aim of making them look foolish or silly.   The origins of April Fools’ Day are somewhat unclear, with several…