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facts in brief

Part of Munster's Cosmographia 150-151 map
Castel S. Angelo.
Part of Munster's Cosmographia, 150-151

Facts in brief:

On 7 hills over swampy Tiber river; Etruscan city by 8th cen. BC, their kings expelled & republic established by 500 BC; soon ruled vast area & was center of Empire from 31 BC; declined when capital moved to Constantinople in AD 330; revived under popes.

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