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A timetravellers random chronology of Rome's attractions

This list contains some of the attractions I visited when I went to Rome. The order in the list is following the random timetravelling dates I have assigned to each review - which is unrelated to my opinion of the different attractions in Rome.

Updated March 22, 2012
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  1. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Rome, Italy
    750 BC The rape of the Sabine women Fact about the rape of the women from Sabine “The Romans didn't rape the women in the modern sense of the word - they abducted the women because there was a lack of females in the new village of Rome. The way th…
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    508 BC First census of Rome Fact about the census: “Census is an old Roman word describing the way the roman population was to be counted every 5 years. This was done to enable the government to collect taxes and know how big an army you would be …
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    312 BC Appius Claudius Caecus constructs the first 90 kilometers of the new road Fact about Appius Claudius Caecus: “He promoted the founding of new Roman colonies throughout Latium and Campania to protect Rome against their Samnite enemy during t…
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    65 BC Caesar organize gladiator games in honor of his father who died 20 years before Fact about gladiators: “Gladiator fights used to be a part of the funeral ritual in rich Etruscan families and they could originally only be held in memory of …
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    10 January 49 BC Caesar crosses the Rubicon - "ālea iacta est" (the die has been cast) Fact about Caesar “Caesar originate from an old Roman Patrician family which claims to descended from the goddess of Venus. But despite the families long his…
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    19 BC Aqua Virgo aqueduct is built Fact about Agrippa: “He was the defense minister of Octavian (later Augustus) and he was the mastermind behind several of Augustus most important victories. Including the Battle of Actium where he finally defeate…
    This review was featured on Monday February 20th, 2012
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    64 Rome burns down under Nero’s rule Fact about Nero: “Nero was the last emperor who was related to the Julio-Claudian dynasty which had ruled Rome since Julius Cesar rose to power in Rome. He was famous for his excesses. He had the greatest vil…
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    101 Trajan wins a battle against the Dacian’s Fact about Trajan: “Trajan was born in a non-patrician family in Hispania Baetica (in modern day Spain) but he had a splendid career in the Roman army and rose through the ranks. When the childless s…
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    271 Aurelian starts the countruction of a new wall Fact about the Aurelian Wall: “The original wall of republican Rome was built during the 4th century BC. But Rome had grown for beyond the original wall - but while Rome ruled supreme nobody could…
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    306 The terme di Diocletiani opens Fact about Terme di Diocleziano: “The building of the bath started under Maximian in 298 in cooperation with his co-emperor Diocletian. It was the greatest of all the imperial baths in Rome – the work wasn’t …
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    326 Saint Helena brings back wood from the cross of Jesus Fact about Saint Helena: “Saint Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. Constantine appointed his mother Augusta Imperatrix and gave her unlimited access to the imperial tre…
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    330 Constantine found Byzantium and makes it the new capital of the Roman Empire Fact about Byzantium: “Rome used to be the natural centre of the Roman Empire – but due to the huge expansion of the empire the distance from Rome to the conflic…
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    356 Pope Liberius decide to build a church where he found a pile of snow Fact about Liberius: “He was pope from 352 till 366 and he is the oldest pope who still hasn’t been canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church – though he is a sai…
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    25 December 800 Charlemagne is crown emperor in Rome Fact about the Carolingian Renaissance: “During the reign of Charlemagne there was a short lived renaissance with an intellectual and culture revival in Europe. Pope Paschal was at the forefront…
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    1038 The name Christmas is recorded for the first time Fact about the birth date of Jesus "There are no official record of the birthday of Jesus. It is most likely he was born between the year 7 BC and 2 BC. Traditionally in the western Christian …
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    1084 The Normans conquer Rome Fact about the Normans: "During the 9th century Vikings repeatedly raided northern France including Paris. To put a stop to this the French king gave Normandy to the Viking warlord Rollo - on the condition he would st…
    This review was featured on Thursday January 19th, 2012
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    5 June 1305 Pope Clement V is elected Fact about Clement "Clement became pope after a long deadlock in the Papal conclave of 1304-5. The Italian and French cardinals were almost equally balanced and couldn't decide who to elect as the new Pope. Fina…
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    1471 Pope Sixtus IV found the Musei Capitolini Fact about Sixtus IV: “He was a complex character – on the one hand he was a great promoter of the arts and introduced the renaissance to Rome. He was the one to commission the Sistine Chapel in the…
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    7 December 1598 birth of Gian Lorenzo Bernini Fact about Bernini: ”He was born in Naples but all of his main works were made in Rome. He was a rival of his two contemporary artists Borromini and Cortona - but he managed to be the favorite of the p…
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    8 March 1797 Bertel Thorvaldsen enters Rome Fact about Thorvaldsen: “Thorvaldsen was born in 1770 or maybe in 1768 - his birth certificate is missing so nobody really knows for sure. To make up for his lack of a known birthday he decided to celeb…
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    1826 the last execution takes place at Piazza del Popolo Fact about the obelisks on the Piazza: “The Egyptian obelisks on the square is the second tallest in Rome and the hieroglyphs on it was used in a study by Georg Zoëga to decipher them - he …
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    1849 Victor Emmanuel II become King Fact about Victor Emmanuel: ”He inherited the kingdom in the midst of the revolutions around Europe and in this dynamic period in European history he manage to maneuver between the different rival partners in a…
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    1961 the discovery of the Pilate Stone Fact about the Pilate Stone "One of the most infamous persons in the history of the world is Pontius Pilatus. There are several mentionings of him in the gospels and he is commonly named as the man responsible …
  24. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vatican City, Italy
    1978 the year with three popes Fact about John Paul II: “John Paul became pope after a year where one pope had succeeded another just to die quickly. He was the first pope from Poland and the first pope from outside Italy for more than 400 years. …
tj1777 says:
I didn't forget circus maximus - just haven't got to the review yet
Posted on: Apr 13, 2012
Joost1976 says:
Dont forget to look up circus Maximus :)
Posted on: Apr 13, 2012
ilserita says:
I'll have to print this and take it with me on my trip to Rome! :)
Posted on: Feb 24, 2012
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