×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Ancient Rome: Archaeolology Unlocks the Secrets of Ancient Rome
     

Ancient Rome: Archaeolology Unlocks the Secrets of Ancient Rome

by Zilah Deckker, Robert Lindley Vann (Consultant)
 

See All Formats & Editions

At its peak, Roman civilization influenced a vast empire. In all corners of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Italian people. Learn about the writing tablets excavated from a Roman fort. Wonder at the fabulous mosaic recently discovered beneath the streets of Italy's capital city. See how ancient

Overview

At its peak, Roman civilization influenced a vast empire. In all corners of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Italian people. Learn about the writing tablets excavated from a Roman fort. Wonder at the fabulous mosaic recently discovered beneath the streets of Italy's capital city. See how ancient artifacts help scientists today to piece together the puzzle of Italy's past. Every find brings us new understanding of ancient Roman civilization.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
AGERANGE: Ages 11 to 15.

There is no question that Rome was an incredible civilization, spanning many eras and vast amounts of land. Deckker does a remarkable job of enlightening the reader about the history of the empire and the legacy left behind. The legend of Romulus and Remus immediately captures readers' attention with the story of twin sons of Mars, the god of war, being abandoned and raised by a wolf. When the boys struggled over the city's leadership, Remus was killed and Romulus became king. Although there is no archaeological evidence that the myth is anything more, the story sets the mood for exploring the city, which has literally been built layer upon layer atop its earliest foundations. Highlighting key events and people, from the farming Latins and Sabines in the tenth century B.C to the Unification of Italy in 1871, the scope of information presented is amazing. Pictures, maps, graphics, time lines and charts enhance the text, making it an excellent resource for struggling readers, although the book itself is in-depth enough to satisfy all readers interested in the subject. Other series books include Ancient Pueblo, Ancient China, Ancient Africa, and Ancient Celts. Reviewer: Angie Hammond
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
The ancient Roman civilization has long been regarded as one of the greatest on earth, stretching across Europe and into Northern Africa and the Middle East. At its zenith, the empire was composed of about fifty million people living in an area that is now about forty different countries. Though the Roman civilization is gone now, it has left behind a tremendous legacy. Every year, the city council of Rome grants about thirteen thousand building permits. Archaeologists are key members of each building team, studying anything that might be found when digging a hole or knocking a building down. For example, while working on the Palatine Hill in 2006, a hidden chamber was found. The walls were covered in mosaics and sea shells, and some believe it to be a shrine built to Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of war god Mars. In 1998, workers in Pisa in western Italy found a well-preserved Roman ship. Further excavation revealed another sixteen ships, and the remains of an ancient harbor. The story of the ancient Romans continues to unfold today as archaeologists there go about their work. Part of the "National Geographic Investigates" series, this book traces the history of Rome from its earliest foundation to its fall in six short chapters, complete with information-loaded sidebars and full-color photographs and drawings. A timeline, an interview with an archaeologist, a glossary, a bibliography, an index, and a list of suggestions for further reading complete the presentation, making it an ideal addition to the middle school history classroom. Reviewer: Pat Trattles
From the Publisher
"The publisher's reputation for exceptionally fine photography is on display here…" —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426301285
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Series:
National Geographic Investigates Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews