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Ancient Roman Water Was High in Lead

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Lead was a public health danger for ancient Romans—and it's still one today (RT @bryanrwalsh: Don't blame lead for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire: http://t.co/gVyuahOAJJ)...
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It was though by some that lead contaminated the public's drinking supply which caused mental diseases and poor decisions among the nobility. 

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Reason why the Roman Empire fell

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Reason why the Roman Empire fell. Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about the causes and Reason why the Roman Empire fell. History, facts and information about the Reason why the Roman Empire fell.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:55 PM

There is no one reason why Rome fell.  Rather a combination of bad leadership, bad economy, and a series of invasions led to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. The Eastern Empire carried on for many more centuries.

joseph mora's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:46 PM

there were many reason why it fell, political, war, even morals...

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Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome

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Rome.info - Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of Rome, history of Ancient Rome, reasons for the Fall of Roman Empire, moral decline of Rome,...

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Some say that the fall of the Roman Empire was due to Christianity. Christianity made people pacifists which  in turn caused the Roman citizens not to fight the Barbarians that overthrew the Empire. Also, money that was spent on churches could have been spent on something else more beneficial for the state.

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:16 PM

The fall of the Roman Empire seems to have been caused not only because of the war they lost against the barbarian attack but also because inside their empire troubles were unfolding. Lack of technology or labor as well as low economy could have also contributed to the fall of the empire.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:49 AM

As stated in the article there were many reasons as to why the Roman Empire fell. Reasons that you would assume to be positive actually ruined everything for Rome. The mentality of the people had changed when they were introduced to christianity, the constant fighting for territory between neighboring cities, and dirty politicians.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 2014 4:54 PM

In this article it gives in depth reasons why the Roman Empire collapsed. From something specific such as the morality of the city state/cleanliness, to something more broad such as the economy, politics, and military spending.

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Rome, History of Ancient Rome From Its Founding To Collapse

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A complete history of ancient Rome from its foundings to its collapse including its leaders, emperors, philosophies and contribution to civilization...

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The fall of Ancient Rome

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The fall of Ancient Rome started from about AD 190. The Roman Empire was attacked by tribes such as the Goths and the Vandals. Civil wars in parts of the empire further weakened the rule of Rome and

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The Roman Empire was steadily broken down by tribes that included the goths and the vandals. Civil wars began to weaken the empire and caused disobedience around the Roman Empire, further weakening the empire.

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Hector Chavez Gutierrez's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:46 PM

The split of the roman empire made Rome much weaker. It was easier to invade by smaller tribes.

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Ancient Rome, Republic, Empire & Fall of Rome

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From legends through the Republic and Empire, including biographies of emperors, kings, and writers, timelines, maps, social life, and Latin.

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Around the year 400 CE the Roman Empire started to see itself replaced by kings that eventually went on the overthrow the Roman Empire.  There are many theories to exactly why the Roman Empire collapsed.

 

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David Walp's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:33 AM

About.com is a good general reference site. They have an extensive library of articles about all aspects of Ancient Roman life.