On the left bank of the Tiber River rise seven low hills.At this point the river is shallow and easy to cross.
He also founded a temple to Jupiter and carried on many wars with neighboring people.
Under Servius Tullius, the second Etruscan king, a treaty was made with the Latin cities which acknowledged Rome as the head of all Latium.
Tarquinius Priscus, the first of the Etruscan kings, drained the city's marshes.
He improved the Forum, which was the commercial and political center of the town.
Romulus was a mythical person, but there is some evidence that the kings who are said to have followed him actually existed. Under his successor, Tullus Hostilus, the Romans conquered Alba Longa, the religious center of the Latin people.