Top 10 Shocking Facts About Ancient Rome

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Ancient rome is known for it’s conquest and architecture as well as many other accomplishments. But just like most other societies ancient rome had a crazy side to it. Here is a list of the top 10 shocking facts about ancient rome. Prepare to be surprised:

10. Flamingo tongues were a delicacy in ancient Rome.

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

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

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7. Only free-born Roman men as a were allowed to wear togas (as a sign of Roman citizenship)

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6. Ancient Romans reported the first ever UFO.  In 218 B.C., a written account reports that a fleet of gleaming ships appeared to be floating in the sky of Rome.

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5. A person found guilty of parricide was sewn up in a sack with a dog, a rooster, a viper, and a monkey, and thrown into the sea.

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4. Wealthy Romans would have lavish banquets that would last for hours; in order to continue eating, they would induce vomiting.

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3. Left-handed people were considered unlucky.

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

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1. It was treason for anyone other than the emperor to dress completely in purple.

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