And the answer is not Rome! Well, not the ‘Rome’ located on the Italian Peninsula, there is an Italian city called “Rome”, however that Rome does not seem appear on any maps before the 17th Century A.D. even those maps are suspect, the maps of ‘Latium’ printed in Amsterdam or London and the like by various engravers and map makers are about as trustworthy as the people who produced them. Italy has only existed as an independent state from only the 19th Century A.D. Like the Balkan States, the Italian Peninsula was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Habsburg) and French Kingdom up until the 19th century.
N.A. Morozov was the first to point out the hopeless geographical location of ‘Rome’, from a military perspective, it’s a bit like modern day Jerusalem, it is about the worst location in terms of military defence. A short study of the alleged Rome and it defences as a city leads one to conclude that the city would have fallen under the first planned military siege, because Rome simply has no defensive installations at all. Rome is also practically landlocked, what is called the ‘Tiber River’, is really a creek or a seasonal stream at best, it is not a ‘trading river’, its not a river capable of carrying cargo to ocean going vessels. The ‘Tiber River’ is actually a man-made canal that was dredged and constructed in the 17th and 18th Centuries, it was designed mainly as a sewer and drainage outlet. And that alone excludes present day ‘Rome’ in Italy as being any major capital of Legend!