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Romulus & Remus statue found to be 13th century

July 11, 2008

A statue symbolising the mythical origins and power of Rome, long thought to have been made around 500BC, has been found to date from the 1200s.

The statue depicts a she-wolf suckling Remus and his twin brother Romulus – who is said to have founded Rome. The statue of the wolf was carbon-dated last year, but the test results have only now been made public.

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