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Kids Zone participants honor Julius Caesar with mock archaeological dig

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.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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A History of Rome and Its Coinage

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.
Written by Will Schrepferman at 12:00

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