Founding of Rome
In 1200 BC, after the fall of Troy, the gods ordered Aeneas to lead his people to the promised land.
Aeneas's group joined forces with Latins in Italy.
Groups with iron weapons invaded lands around the Mediterranean.
One group invaded Egypt and ended the New Kingdom.
Another moved into the Balkan Peninsuka.
A third, the Latins, settled on Palatine about 1000 BC.
The Latins built some of the earliest farming settlements.
The area where the Latims settled had a pleasant climate and fertile soil.
They had dense forests that supplied them with timber.
They built roads to bring salt from the coast.
By 775 BC, Rome was a village of about 1,000 people.
Farming was the main occupations of the Latins.
They lived in wooden huts.
Their main crops were wheat and barley.
Romulus and Remus Story
In 800 BC, Romulus & Remus were born
The legend says, Rome was founded on Palatine Hill by Romulus & Remus.
According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers Romulus and Remus.
Abandoned by their uncle, they were rescued by a she-wolf.
They were found and raised by a shepherd.
The brothers vowed to build a city to honour the she-wolf on the hill where they had been found.
Romulus & Remus quarreled about the city boundaries.
Remus was killed and Romulus became the first King of Rome - which was named after him.