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Did You Know These Facts About Ancient Rome?


Probably the most epic civilization of human history is Ancient Rome. What began in the 8th century B.C. as a tiny town on the banks of the Tiber River is now central Italy become one of the most powerful empires of the world.

A walk through Roman history is always an intriguing experience from its spectacular gladiator fights and grand dinner parties to its renowned and infamous emperors.

Discover these Facts About Ancient Rome in this article:

Ancient Rome’s first king, Romulus, established Rome in 753 B.C. Over the next few hundred years, it has grown into a wealthy and strong town.

The Colosseum, a huge amphitheater in the center of Rome, is one of the most famous buildings left by the Ancient Romans. This is where the audience would come to watch sporting activities and matches, including Romans gladiators’ fights.

The Romans believed in gods and goddesses that governed various regions of life. Neptune, for instance, was the ocean god, and they were praying to him to safeguard them at sea. Temples were constructed to honor the gods and people would visit them offerings.

The most prevalent garments in Rome were tunics- two parts of woolen fabric sewn together on the sides and on the shoulders, with openings for your arms and head. Some Romans also wore togas to demonstrate how rich they were- a sort of woolen shawl.

The Romans like to appreciate their meals while sleeping with their hands, often lying on the couch. They used a spoon from time to time, but never used a knife and a fork. Rich Romans liked eating exotic food like a stork, roast parrot, and even flamingo.

The Romans have not spent all their time fighting; they have also been incredible architects and technicians. They constructed highways and walls- things that we now take for granted.

Thanks to their powerful military, the Romans constructed such an enormous empire and conquered new lands. The Roman army could match forty kilometers per day.

The Pantheon dome in Ancient Rome remains the biggest unsupported concrete dome in the world.

By 117 A.D. the Roman Empire included Italy as a whole, all the lands around the Mediterranean and much of Europe, including England, Wales and sections of Scotland.