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16 Facts About Ancient Rome You Probably Didn't Know

The Roman civilization began as early as the 8th century BC. With an estimated 90 million inhabitants, Rome was one of the ancient world's largest empires.

While we know that the ancient Roman empire left us an incomparable legacy, from political to religion, to literature and architecture, there are startling customs that most of us probably had no idea were practiced by ancient Romans.

Let's take a look at 16 of them:

 
facts about ancient rome - saturnalia

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facts about ancient rome - atheists

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facts about ancient rome - NERO

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facts about ancient rome - horse senator

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facts about ancient rome - gods and goddesses

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facts about ancient rome - pooping

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facts about ancient rome - virgins

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facts about ancient rome - crooked nose

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facts about ancient rome - mortality rate

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facts about ancient rome - flamingo tongues

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facts about ancient rome - gladiator sweat

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facts about ancient rome - paris

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facts about ancient rome - urine 2

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facts about ancient rome - urine

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facts about ancient rome - slaves

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facts about ancient rome - population

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