Amulius buried Rhea Silvia alive and threw her sons into the river Tiber because he thought she violated her oaths of chastity. The river-god, Tiberinus found the twins and gave them to a she-wolf to suckle and then saved and married Rhea Silvia. Romulus and Remus went on to found Rome and overthrow Amulius, reinstating their grandfather Numitor as King of Alba Longa.
Ruins support part of legend; Palace in the Roman Forum has been dated to the same time of city's initial founding
Feb 15, 2005; ROME (AP) - Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of Mars, the god of war, who were...