According to some loon on Tik Tok Rome never existed.
"History TikToker Sparks Debate Saying Ancient Rome 'Didn't Exist'" History TikToker sparks debate saying Ancient Rome 'didn't exist'
I still remember in my ancient history class we had a student who gave a presentation on how ancient Egypt was created by aliens (and this was before all those ancient aliens shows). The professor explained the evidence against the idea (basically saying it wasn't true) but I have to say, it was very engaging and entertaining even if I found it a wildly inaccurate explanation. Also the student took the instructor's dismantling of his presentation pretty well (overall it was a very friendly and light hearted exchange: I am sure the guy still believes this stuff but he was a good sport about peoples' reactions).