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Thursday March 20, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014, was the 2,058th anniversary of the death of Julius Caesar. In his honor, Kids Zone participants conducted a mock archaeological dig at the Money Museum in Colorado Springs using actual copper coins from the Ancient Roman Empire. There were around 18 children in attendance and every kid went home with at least one ancient Roman copper coin.
Friday August 23, 2013
Legend says that the brothers Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome around 750 BC. At first, the Romans were one of many cities vying for power in central Italy; but, after many battles, Rome emerged as the most dominant of these. By the end of the 4th century BC, Rome controlled most of central Italy; then, after the Pyrrhic War (280-275 BC), in which it defeated the Greek city-states in southern Italy, Rome controlled nearly all of the Italian peninsula.