Bizarre Cases of People Vanishing Mysteriously

Romulus was the legendary founder and first king of Rome. Various traditions attribute the establishment of many of Rome’s oldest legal, political, religious, and social institutions to Romulus and his contemporaries. One day Romulus was reviewing his troops in the Campus Martius (near where the Pantheon is now). There was a sudden storm with lightning and thunderclaps. A thick black cloud hid him from view and no one ever saw him again. Some people standing nearby said that he had been swept away by the tempest. Livy and Plutarch say Romulus’s generals may have used the opportunity to assassinate him. His body had never been found.
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