Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Romans celebrated “Saturnalia”, a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.

Ancient Rome Facts

The inhabitants of ancient Rome had a sewer goddess, a toilet god, and a god of excrement.

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick to clean themselves after pooping, and shared it with everyone.

Ancient Rome Facts

Flamingo tongues were a delicacy in ancient Rome.

Ancient Rome Facts

In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

Ancient Rome Facts

Nero, the Roman Emperor, married a man, one of his freedmen, taking the role of the bride.

Ancient Rome Facts

During the 7th century B.C., ancient Roman “vestal virgins” were required to keep their hymens intact as proof of virginity until age 30 or they would be buried alive.

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Rome was eight times more densely populated than modern New York.

Ancient Rome Facts

Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.

Ancient Rome Facts

Urine was used in Ancient Rome to wash clothes.

Ancient Rome Facts

THE ROMANS used urine to whiten their teeth.

Ancient Rome Facts

Paris was originally a Roman city called “Lutetia”.

Ancient Rome Facts

Early Christians were called “atheists” by Romans as they didn’t pay tribute to pagan gods.

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Rome in 150 CE had less income inequality than the U.S. today.

Ancient Rome Facts

The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Greeks and Romans often bought slaves with salt.

Ancient Rome Facts

Women in ancient Rome wore the sweat of Gladiators to improve their beauty and complexion.

Ancient Rome Facts

At its peak, the Roman Empire comprised only 12% of the world’s population.

Ancient Rome Facts

Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity, just like modern employers.

Ancient Rome Facts

Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.

Ancient Rome Facts

Two Roman dams in Spain are still in use after 1900 years.

Ancient Rome Facts

In the 1st century AD, polar bears fought seals in Roman amphitheaters flooded with water.

Ancient Rome Facts

The Statue Of Liberty Was Inspired By The Roman Pagan Goddess Libertas.

Ancient Rome Facts

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Rome had a 4-story-tall shopping mall with 150 shops and offices.

Ancient Rome Facts

If Ancient Rome’s Colosseum was built today, it would cost about US$380 million.

Ancient Rome Facts

In Ancient Rome, the punishment for killing one’s father was the death penalty, consisting of being sewn up in a sack along with a viper, a dog, and a cock.

Ancient Rome Facts

In Ancient Rome, women would drink turpentine to make their urine smell sweet like roses.

Ancient Rome Facts

The Salema Porgy is a species of fish that can cause hallucinations when eaten. In Ancient Rome it was consumed as a recreational drug.

Ancient Rome Facts

The Pyramids of Giza were more ancient to the ancient Romans, than Ancient Rome is ancient to us.

Ancient Rome Facts

The Roman Empire was not the largest empire in history. It was only the 28th largest.

Ancient Rome Facts

In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact  in its storage jars.

Ancient Rome Facts

Julius Caesar was pronounced ‘YOO-lee-us KYE-sahr’ in ancient Rome.

Ancient Rome Facts

Ancient Romans ran cold aqueduct water in pipes through their houses in an early form of air conditioning.

Ancient Rome Facts

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