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        A Roman’s-Eye View: The Capital

        In this video, students take a virtual tour of the city of Rome, capital of the Roman empire, during the 1st century A.D. The location of Rome, situated 15 miles inland on the banks of the Tiber River, offered it protection from naval attack as well as access to the wealth of sea trade. The seven hills upon which Rome was founded offered it further protection from attack as well as flooding. The city’s extensive system of aqueducts transported water from as far as 50 miles away to many public fountains and baths. Students visit one such fountain, the Fontana di Trevi, constructed in the 18th century.


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