Rome, Italy.

Examining The Rise Of 'Western Civilization' In Rome, Italy

The birthplace of modern democracy and governance, Rome was by-far the most spectacular empire during its time. Peppered with grand structures and astounding archeological remains, Rome is one of the few places on earth still heavily infusing both the old and the new; making you wonder whether you're actually in a city or some grand archeological dig-site. It may come as no surprise to some, but many of the aspects of what we consider 'Westernization' are mere reflections of the Roman period.

**Backgrounder: Founded by two brothers, Romulus and Remus, Rome was built on the sight of Palatine Hill; later expanding its dominion to reach as far as Arabia, the Atlantic and North Africa. Ruled over by various Kings and Cezars during its dynasty, Rome was once the world’s focal point for government, law, politics, engineering, art, literature, architecture, technology, warfare, religion, language and society. Because of this ingenuity, most historians consider Rome an advanced civilization for its time.**