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Rome Essay

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                    ROME
     Imagine an empire so vast and yet powerful, but then it falls like rain. Also imagine the same empire that controls parts of Africa and Eurasia. One may envision such an empire that is war-like. This empire is known as the Roman Empire. Aside all of the conquests and battles, their art and social life are of extreme significance. Throughout past decades, archeologists have stumbled across many remarkable findings that gives historians a much needed in-depth look into ancient societies. Spas, glass technology, tax assessors, oils, and other “everyday” items are discovered frequently as archeologists discover and unlock secrets of the past. Therefore, more interest has been in the findings of cultural valuables such as colored marble and the discoveries of ancient Roman shipwrecks.
     Turkish archeologists may have discovered ruins of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Empire from which emperors ruled much of their known world nearly a thousand years ago. The Turkish made the discovery while cleaning the underground Ottoman chamber in Istanbul. Constantine built the Great Palace after making city the capital of the Roman Empire in CE 330. It is reported that construction continued at irregular intervals for eight centuries. After construction, the palace was home to more than fifty Byzantine emperors. This monumental palace was also stage for countless intrigues, some of which decided the fate of nations.
     Speaking of fate, many of the ancient Roman ships did not have much luck traveling the Mediterranean. The rediscovery of a lost ancient Mediterranean trade route, littered with debris of two thousand year-old ship wreckage, shows how new technology is unlocking the secrets of the deep sea. The Roman-era shipwrecks were located in the deep sea off the coast of Sicily. The findings could open a new era of deep-sea exploration for archaeologists. Until a year ago, no one had known the exact trade route. The ships represent a virtual sunken museum spanning several centuries of Roman shipping. Robert Ballard, the underwater explorer, and his team have identified at least six vessels and large fields of scattered amphora. Amphora is a jar-like shipping
container during the Roman era. What makes this discovery so unique? Ballard noted that such wrecks are intriguing to archaeologists because most of them have been untouched by people and the cold waters preserves a ship and its contents better than air and warmer, shallower waters.
     There have been ruins of an ancient Roman city located in Egypt. “The ruins of a city belonging to the Roman Empire built more than approximately seventeen centuries ago have been found near Dakhla oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. After four years of excavations, an Egyptian-Canadian team...

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