Primary Sources for East-Hem_625bc.jpg:
- The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 edition. (See specific references below)
I – African information:
* African Tribal locations are derived from:
- The DK Atlas of World History. Map of “The Development of Complex Societies in Africa”. (Pg 160).
(Bantus, Berbers, Chadians, Cushites, Daamat, Garamantes, Gur, Khoisans, Kwa, Libyans, Mandes,
Nilotic Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples, etc.)
Rome was founded around 625 BC in the areas of ancient Italy known as Etruria and Latium. It is thought that the city-state of Rome was initially formed by Latium villagers joining together with settlers from the surrounding hills in response to an Etruscan invasion. It is unclear whether they came together in defense or as a result of being brought under Etruscan rule. Archaeological evidence indicates that a great deal of change and unification took place around 600 BC which likely led to the establishment of Rome as a true city.