Ancient Roman Tiber River: Rome, as a civilization dwelled around the river, named the Tiber which was the main source of water for all its habitats.
How might the Tiber River have been helpful to the development of Rome
A river, as seen in all other growing civilizations, plays an important role in the development of that civilization.
Similarly, settlements were established around this river. The Tiber is one of longest rivers in Italy, which is about 250 miles long. It has been found that ancient Rome basically was founded across this river, it is the second longest river in Ital, while the river Po is the longest.
Ancient Roman Tiber River
The Tiber river has its route from the Apennines at Mount Fumaiolo through the city of Rome and then it makes way into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Ostia.
According to historical findings, the Tiber was originally called Albula because it used to appear white in color and good water system, but later it was renamed as Tiberi’s after King Tiberius, who was the king of Alba Longa. Historical books also say that Tiberius had drowned in the river.
Tiber River facts
According to the German scholar, Theodor Mommsen, the River proved to be nothing short of a natural highway for traffic in Latium. It also provided an early defense system against neighbors on the other side of the river.
This river which is in the area of Rome runs approximately southwards. It is also said that ‘The Veientine’ wars were fought to gain control of the Tiber River.
According to the historical findings, the Tiber River was connected with, the sewer system built in Rome, which was called as Cloaca Maxima. Geographically, the city of Rome is to the east of the this River.
The Tiber also called Tevere in Italian has gained a lot of importance in the growth of the Roman civilization.
This River rises at Mount Fumaiolo in central Italy and flows in a generally southerly direction past Perugia and Rome to meet the sea at Ostia.
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