Saturday, August 08, 2009

THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE EMPEROR VESPASIAN may have been discovered in Italy:
'Roman emperor's villa' unearthed


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.

He was also proclaimed to be the messiah by Josephus.