The Roman Empire's Influence On European Archaeology

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The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in human history. The Roman Empire began in 27 BC when Octavius appointed himself ‘Augustus’, which means the first emperor. The centre of the Roman Empire was in Ancient Rome, modern day Italy, from which it conquered the whole of the Mediterranean region and its influence spread to Northern Africa, the Middle East, Central and Western Europe. The Roman Empire reached the peak of its power between 100 AD and 200 AD. The Ancient Romans had a significant influence in the countries within their empire. Latin, the language spoken by the Ancient Romans, became the basis for many other European languages. Governments and legal systems in the Western world were founded on Roman law (Online, n.d.). The Ancient Romans were the first to build bridges, concrete roads and a sewage system.…show more content…
In this essay I am going to discuss the expansion of the Roman Empire and the influence it has had on European archaeology. The expansion of the Roman Empire happened over many centuries, expanding through a large number of countries. I am going to give a short summary of the expansion of the Roman Empire and discuss when, where and how this expansion took place. The Roman Empire began when Octavius appointed himself ‘Augustus’, which means the first emperor, in 27 BC. Octavian
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