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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:09 PM
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'Roman emperor's villa' unearthed (BBC)
Archaeologists in Italy say they have unearthed the remains of a sumptuous villa thought to be the birthplace of the Emperor Vespasian.

The ruins were found in the Roman city of Falacrine, about 80 miles (130km) north-east of Rome.

The villa's location and luxury suggest it was probably Vespasian's birthplace, an archaeologist said.

Vespasian lived from AD9-79. He was emperor from AD69-79, restoring peace after a period of civil war.

The villa in Falacrine stretches over 14,000 sq m (16,750 sq yards).
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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8190955.stm
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:16 PM
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1. I saw this story early this morning.
And all I could think was, 'Goddamn, look at that floor!' It's hard to believe that is 2,000 years old.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:17 PM
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2. marble is the way to go.
glad to see that my investment in marble floors will still be around when my house falls down.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:29 PM
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3. I want to see when they have the design pattern all worked out.
That's how you can tell money was spent. That thing is intricate.
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