Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 23rd of December 2017 to The Sounding Line.
As part of our ongoing series of historical video maps, we present: ‘Every Year in the History of Rome’ from YouTube creator Ollie Bye. Starting from the misty beginnings of the Kingdom of Rome in 753 BC until the fall of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire) and the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD, the various manifestations of Roman civilization lasted an astonishing 2206 years. While early Roman civilization had very little in common with the late Byzantine Empire, the fact that Romans, in one form or another, were able to maintain continuous sovereignty over large swaths of the Mediterranean Basin for so long is one of the most exceptional sagas in all of history.
For those interested in the history of Rome, I highly recommend the aptly named ‘The History of Rome‘ podcast series by Mike Duncan.
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