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Learn about Queen Cleopatra’s effect on Ancient Rome. History remembers her in different ways.

The eastern Roman Empire, also called the Byzantine’s Empire lasted a thousand years after western Rome fell. At the Byzatnine’s largest, it controlled land from the Middle East to southern Spain. The people of the empire were known for creating a new Christian church. They also built wonderful domed buildings with mosaics the size of walls. Hagia Sofia (pictured) started as a Christian church and was eventually taken over by Macedonians.

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Making Connections


What animals would you have wanted to see at the Colosseum if you lived in ancient Rome?


Have you read any other books about ancient civilizations? If so, what did they have in common with ancient Rome?


How do you think the world would be different if ancient Rome never existed?

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