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Over 80% of Ireland’s people are Roman Catholic.
Ireland has a population of just over five million, of which over three quarters (78.3%) is Roman Catholic.
Nero, the Roman Emperor, married a man, one of his freedmen, taking the role of the bride.
The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.
During the 7th century B.C., ancient Roman “vestal virgins” were required to keep their hymens intact as proof of virginity until age 30 or they would be buried alive.
At its peak, the Roman Empire comprised only 12% of the world’s population.
Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.
Two Roman dams in Spain are still in use after 1900 years.
In the 1st century AD, polar bears fought seals in Roman amphitheaters flooded with water.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was the first to propose creating a Panama Canal in 1534.
The Roman Empire was not the largest empire in history. It was only the 28th largest.
In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
The word “volcano” originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.
The Chinese Han empire was aware of the Roman Empire and they sent envoys to each-other.
Countries within the European Union are experiencing their longest period of peace since the Roman Empire.
In 221 AD, Roman Emperor Elagabalus had a dinner party. When the meal was over, he gave the signal for dozens of leopards and lions to be released among his guests.
Inhabitants of the Chinese town of Liqian have blond hair and white skin. Historians have speculated they are the descendants of a lost Roman settlement.
Roman charioteers earned far more than even the best-paid footballers and international sports stars of today, according to academic research.
Cincinnati is named after Cincinnatus, a ruler of the Roman Empire who saved Rome from crisis and then retired to his farm rather than rule.