Historical city travel guide: Rome, 1st century AD

Jun 01, 2020 82

Rome in Latium, central Italy, is the capital of the Roman Empire. The great city is said to have been founded by Romulus, who was raised with his brother Remus by a she-wolf. He was a descendant of the prince Aeneas, who escaped his home city of Troy after it was sacked by the Greeks.

However, the city’s origins are likely to have been slightly less romantic, developing in the 8th century BC through the merging of several villages. Spanning seven hills on the left bank of the river Tiber, Rome is located about 22 km (14 miles) inland from the Mediterranean Sea as the crow flies. 

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SOURCE: https://blog.britishmuseum.org/

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