#Roman History

Valentine's Day has gained a tremendous significance in our lives. (Photo credit: unsplash)

  • The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia
  • The messages we exchange these days first appeared in the 1500s
  • The holiday has expanded to expressions of affection among relatives and friends

The history of celebrating the new year goes back to the Mesopotamians. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)com)

  • When Julius Caesar introduced the solar based Julian calendar, he decreed that the new year will start on January 1
  • The christian world celebrated the new year on different dates
  • The second king of Rome, Numa Pontilius, added the months of January and February in around 700 BC

.Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius in the background. (Photo credit: Britannica)

  • Archaelogists unearth a well preserved 'fast food' bar in Pompeii
  • The food stall or thermopolium announced as crucail as it stands to give more insights into the food habits of Romans
  • Pompeii was destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD