Ancient Civilisation

Ancient Civilisation – Rome

History – Junior Cert

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Ancient Civilisation – Rome

Much of what we know about the Romans comes from three sources:  written records from the Romans themselves, Roman ruins in Italy and archaeological work carried out in southern Rome.  On 24th August AD 70, Mount Vesuvius erupted and the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were covered by lava and ash within hours.  Evacuations on Pompeii were successful as it was buried in ash which gave an excellent picture of ...

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