Posts Tagged ‘Lupercale’
Beginning in 2007, archaeologists working on the Palatine Hill in Rome announced the possible discovery of the site where ancient Romans believed the brothers Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf after being set adrift on the Tiber to die. The Lupercale, as it was known, was found beneath the remains of the Emperor Augustus’ house. Over time, the Romans transformed what had been a simple cave or grotto into an elaborate place of worship including a vaulted mosaic ceiling. Work to excavate the cavern is continuing and there is controversy regarding its significance, but the possibility exists that a site reverred by ancient Romans truly will see the light of day again.