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When the Rome founded?

Around 1000BC, a wave of invaders crossed the Alps, and occupied parts of Central and Southern Italy. Coming from Indo-European stock, they were made up of four tribes – the Samnites, Sabines, Unbrians and Latins.

The Latins settled in Central Itlay. By 753 BC, they decided to build a city, and chose a site on the banks of the River Tiber.

They faced constant threat from their neighbours, the Etruscans, who were settled on the north of the Tiber. The Latins realized that their enemies could cross the river at only one point, and that the Palatine Hill overlooked this point.

Hence, they chose that as the site for the new city that came to be known as Rome. Seven kings ruled Rome until it became a republic in 509 BC.