Ancient Rome is located in Europe, in central to southern Italy. The time period is 900 B.C.E.-C.E.500.
One of their major achievements was architecture. Architecture is the design of buildings. Builders today still use ideas developed by the ancient Romans.
Ancient Rome Government
As Rome grew, its government changed. Under Estruscan rule, a king led Rome. The king's advisors were called the Senate. In 509 B.C.E., Romans took over from the Estruscans and formed a governerment called a republic. We have governerment very much like the ancient Romans.
The ancient Romans built public buildings, bridges, and monuments. They also built huge aqueducts. An aqueduct is a system of pipes and waterways that carries water from one place to another. Eleven aqueducts brought millions of gallons of clean water to Rome each day.
Seven Fun Facts About Rome
1.The traditional date for the founding of Rome is given as 753 B.C. Brothers Romulus and Remus, sons of war god Mars, founded ancient Rome.
2. Julius Caeser introduced the Julian calender in 46 B.C.
3. Over a woolen tunic, a legionary wore a breast plate made of metal strips, scales, or rings.
4. Mosaics were made from pieces of tile or colored stone, and used to decorate walls, floors, and sidewalks.
5. The Twelve Tables listed laws governing ownership property.
6. Augustus was the first Roman king.
7. Did you know that December used to be the 10th month before August and July were added. The reason why it was added was that they named August after Augustus and July after Julius Caeser.
And this is Rome by: Breanna Wilderman