Nova Roma is a hidden city in the Amazon Jungle of Brazil, South America. It was founded in 44 B.C. just after the death of Julius Caesar, and absorbed Incan refugees fleeing Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s. Its government and culture are akin to Ancient Rome.
Selene created the land of Nova Roma in Brazil, bringing outsiders to her paradise with her psychic powers and forcing them to worship her as the Dark Priestess. She led everyone to believe Nova Roma was a colony of the ancient Roman Empire until she was discovered by the New Mutants.
Later it was revealed that actually Nova Roma is a real colony of descendants of the old Roman Empire and that an unidentified agency made the citizens of Nova Roma believe that Selene created it. With time the memory of the Nova Romanii, and of Magma (Amara Aquilla), returned and they tried to repopulate their hidden city.
Points of Interest
- Later, Hammer Bay, the capital of Genosha, was rebuilt by Selene as Black Roma, in reference to Nova Roma.
- When approaching Nova Roma for the first time, Danielle Moonstar exclaims, "Roberto, your mother was right! The legends spoke of an ancient city, hidden in the Andes, near the headwaters of the Amazon." This would put the location of the hidden city in Peru. However, previously Nina Da Costa mentioned that legends told of a lost city in Maderia, Brazil.
- 15 appearance(s) of Nova Roma
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Nova Roma
- 18 mention(s) of Nova Roma
- 7 image(s) of Nova Roma
- 4 article(s) related to Nova Roma