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Rome did not spring into being as a power on the Italian peninsula.  It began as a tiny village along the Tiber River.  It was an excellent location.  The soil was good so crops could be grown easily.  It was surrounded by 7 hills, offering a natural defensive barrier. And of course, it was on a river, the Tiber River, giving these early settlers water for drinking and bathing as well as an easy way to trade.  With all these advantages, it's no surprise that Rome grew quickly. 

The Tiber River 

The Seven Hills of Rome 

Read the Myth of Romulus and Remus - who started it all

Geography of Ancient Rome

Geography of Italy

The impact of geography on Roman civilization


Ancient Rome was a kingdom for about 200 years, a Republic for about 500 years, and an Empire for about 500 years. That's a long time! It helps to have a timeline of events that covers 1200 years of grown and culture. 

Timeline (BBC) 

Roman Timeline for Kids

Ancient Rome Timeline

Timeline Pieces 

Ancient Rome Timeline Teaching



Map of Rome

 Roman Empire Map 

Free Clipart Ancient Rome Maps



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