Ancient Rome might be older than thought

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This is an excerpt from: Rome ‘ages’ 200 years as archaeologists discover new remains:

It’s already known as one of the world’s oldest cities – but ancient Rome just got a little older.

Excavations inside the Roman Forum have found the remains of a wall dating back to 900 BC – suggesting that the Eternal City was settled two centuries earlier than previously believed.

Using the latest technology, archeologists in Italy uncovered pieces of the wall made from tufa – a type of limestone – along with fragments of ceramics and grains, during excavation of the Lapis Niger, a black stone shrine that preceded the Roman Empire by several centuries.

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