This refers to the period of the seven kings of Rome, beginning with Rome’s founder, Romulus, son of Mars and Rhea Silvia. Archaeology and oral tradition and myth surround much of the historical investigations of this time. There are a surprising number of richly preserved sites, with new discoveries made even in recent years (6C BC temple on Quirinal hill). These rulers rapidly expanded Rome’s territory (e.g., Ancus founded Ostia Antica at the mouth of the Tiber River) and the city boundaries (Servian Wall). The last three kings were Etruscan, and the final king Tarquinius the Proud was expelled, paving the way for the Republic of Rome.
Romulus 753 (foundation of Rome)- 717
Numa Pompilius 716- 673
Tullius Hostilius 673-642
Ancus Marcius 640-616
Tarquinius Priscus 616-579
Servius Tullius 578-535
Tarquinius Superbus 535- 509
Related monuments in Rome
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