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Romans Celebrate the 2,766th Anniversary of Their City

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 21: Actors dressed as ancient gladiators march in front of the Coliseum in a commemorative parade during festivities marking the 2,766th anniversary of the founding of Rome on April 21, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The capital celebrates its founding annually based on the legendary foundation of the Birth of Rome. Actors dressed as the denizens of ancient Rome participate in parades and re-enactments of the ancient Roman Empire. According to legend, Rome had been founded by Romulus in 753 BC in an area surrounded by seven hills. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Celebrating 2,766 years of Rome

Actors dressed as ancient Roman soldiers march in front of the Coliseum

in a commemorative parade during festivities marking the 2,766th

anniversary of the founding of Rome. According to legend, Rome had been founded by Romulus in 753 BC in an area surrounded by seven hills.