'Roman emperor's villa' unearthedHe was also proclaimed to be the messiah by Josephus.
Archaeologists at a villa in Italy believed to be the birthplace of the Emperor Vespasian, 5 August 2009
Archaeologists in Italy say they have unearthed the remains of a sumptuous villa thought to be the birthplace of the Emperor Vespasian.
The ruins were found in the Roman city of Falacrine, about 80 miles (130km) north-east of Rome.
The villa's location and luxury suggest it was probably Vespasian's birthplace, an archaeologist said.
Vespasian lived from AD9-79. He was emperor from AD69-79, restoring peace after a period of civil war.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE EMPEROR VESPASIAN may have been discovered in Italy: