8 Interesting Facts About Ancient Rome

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Ancient Roman was a highly developed society for its time. It's also the inspiration for modern republics such as the United States and France. We give you some of the more interesting facts about ancient Rome.


1
The inhabitants of ancient Rome had a sewer goddess, a toilet god, and a god of excrement.

2
Ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick to clean themselves after pooping, and shared it with everyone.

3
In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.

4
Ancient Rome was eight times more densely populated than modern New York.

5
Urine was used in Ancient Rome to wash clothes.

6
Early Christians were called "atheists" by Romans as they didn't pay tribute to pagan gods.

7
In Ancient Rome, women would drink turpentine to make their urine smell sweet like roses.

8
Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.