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2011-02-10 05:55:00

A group of archaeologists have discovered a set of six marble sculptures in Rome that may have belonged to a high-ranking officer in the Roman Empire, Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities said on Wednesday. The archaeologists, led by Roberto Egidi, unearthed five marble heads from the Severan imperial dynasty and a statue of the Greek god Zeus at the digsite. The figures were buried in an ancient fountain of a Roman villa along the Via Anagnina street in southeast Rome. The...

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2009-08-09 09:20:00

A sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colosseum, was unearthed on Friday, The Associated Press reported. Lead archaeologist Filippo Coarelli said the 2,000-year-old ruins were found about 80 miles northeast of Rome, near Cittareale.Experts say the 150,000-square-feet complex was at the center of an ancient village called Falacrine, Vespasian's hometown.Coarelli said that while there are no inscriptions to attribute it for sure,...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.