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Rome, the capital of Italy, is the most populated city in Italy and the fifth most populated city in the European Union. The history of Rome goes back to its founding circa 753 BC. While no one knows exactly how Rome was founded there are two main legends that are most accepted; the most likely of the two is the story of Ascanius who's father fled from Troy as the city was burning down. The city has lasted through many major civilizations such as the original Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic, and the most famous, Roman Empire started by Augustus, the adopted son of Julius Caesar.
The place in modern day Rome where the ancient city can be seen the best is in the area near the Coliseum (right) and original town square, the Roman Forum (upper right).

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