Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Rome skeleton pre-dates city

A well-preserved skeleton of a woman, who lived 3,000 years ago, has been unearthed by Italian archaeologists digging in the Roman Forum. What is astonishing about this discovery is that it dates back at least 300 years before the traditional date of the founding of Rome, 753 BC.
Few traces of Bronze Age society have ever been unearthed, although it has long been known that people were living on the site where the ancient Romans founded their city.