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Umbilicus Ballonious - Found Again!

The recent discovery of the statue of Roman tax collector Umbillicus Ballonius, an ansestor of Mr. Balloney, was one of the most memorable archealogical finds in recent history.

Billious Balloneous statue
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During an excavation of the Trajan column, the statue of Umbillicus was discovered.

Umbillicus Ballonious was a notorious Roman Tax collector, thought by many historians to be the main factor for the fall of the Great Roman Empire.

Umbillicus Ballonious is known to have skimmed almost half the Roman taxes for his own selfish pleasures - most of the funds were squandered on Barbilius, the woman slave he could never have. She spurned him always and he gave her so much gold the Empire literally collapsed.