This article exemplifies how the Roman Empire was made strong by its diversity of cultures and people. The idea of engineering roads, that amazing fit which helped spread Roman influence and armies ever outward, may have started with its neighboring tribes by way of Greece. The construction of roads represented the ultimately tool which eventually helped tie all the people it called citizen from the east to the west . It’s an important lesson to remember that while the armies of the past have faded to fantasy these roads still spread across the land.
This article is a good example of association and assimilation of people over time rather then the often obliteration model that is used in history to explain the ‘what happened to these people’ question. For even though this household was eventually a casualty of a Roman civil war, the fact that they continued to prosper as a wealthy Etruscan family long after the Romans conquered the region shows the interdependence of the two cultures.
One of the greatest elements to effect human evolution and progress is climate and environmental geography. The opening image of these ancient ruins surrounded by a now arid environment ( Sechura Desert ), it makes one wonder if it may have been more hospitable when it was built. On the other-hand these ruins lay just outside the modern day city of Lima, which is considered the world’s third largest desert city, and so this area must have maintained a level of abundance that provided for the people that existed in this area after these ruins disappeared under the desert. If so then what gave rise to the population that built its walls and then their disuse six hundred years later? What climatic impacts supported and then undermined their use?