9781426301285

Ancient Rome : Archaeolology Unlocks the Secrets of Rome's Past

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  • ISBN13:

    9781426301285

  • ISBN10:

    1426301286

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-13
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
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Summary

At its peak, Roman civilization influenced a vast empire. In all corners of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Imperial Romans. Learn about the writing tablets excavated from a Roman fort. Wonder at the fabulous mosaic recently discovered beneath the streets of Italy's capital city. See how ancient artifacts help scientists today piece together the puzzle of Ancient Rome's past.

Table of Contents

Map of the Roman Empirep. 8
Message from the Consultantp. 9
Three Major Periods of Ancient Romep. 10
Timeline of Italian Historyp. 10
Yesterday Comes Alivep. 12
Solid signs
Roaming Romans
Ancient language
History's detectives
A hill full of holes
Discovering a myth
Misleading myths?
Myth and reality
The Heart of the Empirep. 20
Rome under the emperors
Waterworks
The Forum
Prehistoric leader
More clues
Master builders
Virtual Rome
Life in the circus
A masterpiece
The Empire Spreadsp. 28
A mystery circle
Roman coins
Whose tomb?
Empire and trade
A Roman port
Underwater archaeology
Shipwrecks at the station
Counting the cargo
Far From the Capitalp. 36
Empire of engineering
Minimus: The mouse that made Latin cool
Bath time
Hot stuff
Written sources
Roads to empire
The Buried Citiesp. 43
Skeleton keys
Bad bones
Time capsules
What a load of rubbish
Getting scientific
Treasure troves of the past
Meet an archaeologist
The Fall of Romep. 52
A mysterious end
Coins are clues
Metal mayhem
The fall of Rome
Lasting Latin
After Rome
The Years Aheadp. 58
Glossaryp. 59
Bibliographyp. 60
Further Readingp. 60
On the Webp. 60
Indexp. 61
About the Author and Consultantp. 63
Creditsp. 64
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