A stroll through the eternal city – Rome

Posted on Jul 04, 2018 in Student Speak

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Rome was one of the first civilisations in the world, whose effect was felt globally. While it was founded by the wealthy citizens of one small Italian city-state, its political system eventually embraced Spaniards and Syrians, Gauls and Greeks, and Celts and Picts.

According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BCE by two demi-god brothers. In 509 BC, Rome became a republic after the Roman Monarchy was overthrown as a result of a political revolution. In 45 BC, after Julius Caesar defeated Pompey in a Civil war, the Senate awarded him the title of the lifetime dictator. Fun Fact, the month July was originally called Quintilis and renamed in honour of Julius Caesar after his death.

Rome and its people have continued evolving and flourishing through numerous monarchs, monuments and wars. A lot of changes have occurred from local and cheap cigarettes to expensive cigars, from bull carts to Lamborghini but the monuments are still kept preserved by the people as a window to the past of Rome.

The Colosseum is one of the finest examples of these preserved monuments. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In ancient times, this great amphitheatre was not only used for gladiatorial contests but also for other public events like public executions, classic mythological plays and re-enactments of famous battles.

(Colosseum in Rome)

After learning about the history of Rome, we headed towards Vatican, the world’s smallest city. Our tour guide Daria was just amazing and we enjoyed learning about the history of the city. This city-state has a great mixed history of Christianity and the Roman rule. Our tour came to an end at the Trevi fountain where we heard that according to a legend, if you throw a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder you will ensure your return to this beautiful city.

(Trevi fountain – The most beautiful mountain in the world)

Team Member: Aarushya, Adit, Grisha, Jatin, Jasmine, Satwik and Siya (Birla Vidya Niketan).

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EdTerra Edventures conducts various international and domestic programs for the youth. If you go to school and are under 17 years of age, ask your school to contact us to arrange a visit to your school for an introduction to the “Italy: Where History Comes Alive” and other journeys under EdTerra’s Going Global Program.

For queries call +91-11-48885800 or visit EdTerra Browse Journeys page to know more about the programs we offer to school students. Visit our FB page by clicking HERE

 

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