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From the Founding of Rome to the Downfall of the Empire

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Rome and its Empire

According to the legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, descendants of Aeneas and sons of the vestal virgin Rhea Silvia and the god Mars.
The city was first ruled by a monarchy, which was replaced by a Republic and later by an Empire. Rome gradually extended its power over a vast area with the Mediterranean at its centre, stretching from Mauretania (what is now Morocco) to Mesopotamia and from Britain to Egypt.  When the Empire finally disintegrated, its western areas were overrun by barbarians while the Eastern Empire was ruled by Byzantium.

Colonial empires, colonial powers, British Empire, French Empire, Dutch Empire, decolonization of Africa, decolonization of Asia, Indian Independence, anti-colonialism, war of independence

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Map and Timeline of the history of the Roman Empire

From the Founding of Rome to the Downfall of the Empire


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Map of the legendary founding of Rome Romulus et Remus -753

The legendary founding of Rome


Map of the peoples in Italy at the time of Roman Empire

The peoples of the Italian peninsula (Mid 1st millennium BC)


Map of the origin of Rome and the earliest history of the city

The City of Rome in its early years


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Colonial empires, colonial powers, British Empire, French Empire, Dutch Empire, decolonization of Africa, decolonization of Asia, Indian Independence, anti-colonialism, war of independence

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