History of Rome
The history of Rome spans more than two-and-a-half millennia of the existence of a city that grew from a small Latin village in the 8th century BC into the centre of a vast civilisation that dominated...
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President Trump meets pope at the Vatican
Pope Francis welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump to the Vatican May 24.
Aug 2, 216BC-Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle Of Cannae
Republican Rome was pushed to the brink of collapse on August 2, 216 B.C., when the Carthaginian general Hannibal annihilated at least 50,000 of its legionaries at the Second Punic War’s Battle of Can...
Rome: Baroque Brilliance
This second of three shows on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque. We'll ramble through the venerable heart of Rome, admire breathta...
St. Valentine Beheaded-Feb 14, 278AD
Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his ...
British Archeologists Have Discovered Long-Lost Roman Roads Using LIDAR
For years, the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency has been using Lidar to study flooding and coastal changes. Since 1998, it’s had an unexpected use: discovering long-lost roads left by the Romans, h...
12 Ranks Of Roman Military Officers And What They Did
The Roman Empire saw one of the first truly professional armies in history, and became the inspiration for European armies that followed it. Though its officers didn’t have the same titles as their mo...
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide Of the Roman Empire
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal deb...
Roman Toilets May Actually Have Been Bad For Public Health
At its zenith, the Roman Empire spanned three continents, encircled the Mediterranean, and was home to one-fifth of the planet’s population. The Romans brought roads, bridges, and, perhaps most import...
Islamic State Militants Blow Up Ancient Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra, Antiquities Chief Says
Militants from the Islamic State group (IS) have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief says. Maamoun Abdulkarim said sou...
Archaeologists Unearth Intact Pre-Roman Tomb In Pompeii
It’s one of the most famous natural disasters in history. On August 24, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted, sending floods of ash, pumice and other debris onto the city of Pompeii, located at the volcano...
The City in Decline: Rome in Late Antiquity
This paper addresses the question of what happens to cities in long-term decline. It uses as an example perhaps the most famous such city, Rome, whose population declined from about a million persons...
Pope Francis approves new Vatican department to investigate bishops who cover up sexual abuse
Pope Francis has approved an unprecedented Vatican department to judge bishops accused of covering up or not preventing sexual abuse of minors, meeting a key demand by victims' groups. A statement sai...
Researchers Discover Secret Recipe Of Roman Concrete That Allowed It To Endure For Over 2,000 Years
Ancient Rome’s concrete recipe is an impressive feat in architectural history. Some Roman buildings are so spectacular in their construction and beauty that modern builders would never attempt somethi...
Rome Founded - Apr 21, 753 B.C.
According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. Actually, the Romulus and Remus my...
Timeline of Rome history
This article mentions the most significant events throughout the span of the history of Rome.
Timeline of Rome history - Wikipedia
Founding of Rome
The founding of Rome can be investigated through archaeology, but traditional stories handed down by the ancient Romans themselves explain the earliest history of their city in terms of legend and myt...
Roman Kingdom
The Roman Kingdom (Latin: Regnum Romanum) was the period of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by a monarchical form of government of the city of Rome and its territories.Little is certa...
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Roman Republic
The Roman Republic (Latin: Res publica Romana) was the period of ancient Roman civilization beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom, traditionally dated to 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC wi...
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Roman Empire
The Roman Empire (Latin: Imperium Romanum) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around...
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Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become ...
Battle of the Allia
The Battle of the Allia was a battle of the first Gallic invasion of Rome. The battle was fought near the Allia river: the defeat of the Roman army opened the route for the Gauls to sack Rome. It was ...
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Great Fire of Rome
The Great Fire of Rome was an urban fire that started on the night between 18 and 19 July in the year 64 AD . It caused widespread devastation before being brought under control after six days. Differ...
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Baths of Caracalla
The Baths of Caracalla (Italian: Terme di Caracalla) in Rome, Italy, were the second largest Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between AD 212 and 216, during the reign of the Emperor C...
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Crisis of the Third Century
The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis, (AD 235–84) was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, ci...
Old St. Peter's Basilica
Old St. Peter's Basilica was the building that stood, from the 4th to 16th centuries, on the spot where the new St. Peter's Basilica stands today in Vatican City. Construction of the basilica, built o...
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Sack of Rome (410)
The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was attacked by the Visigoths, led by Alaric I. At that time, Rome was no longer the capital of the Western Roman Empire, having been replaced in ...
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Sack of Rome (455)
The sack of 455 was the second of three sacks of Rome; it was conducted by the Vandals, who were then at war with the usurping Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus. In the 440s, the Vandal king Gen...
Fall of Rome
The Fall of the Western Roman Empire (commonly known as Fall of the Roman Empire or Fall of Rome) was the period of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which it disintegrated and split into nume...
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