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Rome Wasn't Burnt In A Day - The Market Oracle

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Rome Wasn't Burnt In A Day
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With highly suspicious precision on dates, and disputed by many sources, Wikipedia gives the date of Rome's fall as August 24th, 410 AD, following a two-year siege.

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In this article it explains that just how Rome wasn't built in a day it didn't collapse in one either. It explains the different methods that ultimately brought this great civilization to its demise. Some of the reasons were the mass amount of people, corrupt social hierarchy.  

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Martin bui's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:36 PM

Rome had fact been depopulation for decades. They had big government therefore they had big debt and had vast spending program to fiance. The big government was to increase wealth, but it already exist.  

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Manners of the Roman Senate and People - Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 31 Part 2 -

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The elite Romans of the late empire were a privileged group whose wealth was astonishing. Meanwhile the masses lived off of handouts.

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aliyyah bradford's curator insight, April 29, 2014 8:56 PM

The Roman Republic had conquered the world on the backs of large numbers of independent but public spirited and not very rich farmers. When the Romans got into Persia and Mesopotamia they found systems of farming that they didn’t understand and couldn’t work out how to make viable. So the latifundia system put a brake on the expansion of the empire. It was also a system which needed and encouraged stability. There was little incentive to come up with technical innovations.

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (Rome Guide, Rome Travel, Roman Empire, Roman History, Roman Emperor, The Empire, Roman Mythology, Roman Legions) | The Best Easy Travel Gadget for dail...

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (Rome Guide, Rome Travel, Roman Empire, Roman History, Roman Emperor, The Empire, Roman Mythology, Roman Legions) | The Best Easy Travel Gadget for dail... | Collapse of Civilization #1 | Scoop.it
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (Rome Guide, Rome Travel, Roman Empire, Roman History, Roman Emperor, The Empire, Roman Mythology, Roman (Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (Rome Guide, Rome Travel, Roman Empire, Roman...

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aliyyah bradford's curator insight, May 7, 2014 1:33 AM

Ancient Rome made an empire throughout the borders of Egypt, Syria, Greece, Macedonia, and Palestine. Romans did more than just conquer these countries. The Romans also unified a group of people with diverse ways of life. Following the principle of assimilation, these countries embraced the Roman culture and integrated its elements into their own.

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Climate Change Spurred Fall of Ancient Culture : Oceanus Magazine

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The Harappans may be the most advanced ancient civilization that most Westerners have never heard of. They flourished in the Indus River basin on the Indian subcontinent around the same time the Egyptians were building ...

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This article gives a brief back round of the Harappan history, The article states that the Harappan civilization was the most advanced ancient civilization of its time. It also explains that there isn't much evidence as to how the civilization fell but due to recent discoveries archeologists believe it was due to the declination of the monsoons.

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 12:38 AM

This article brings up a new theory as to why the ancient Harappan Civilization.  The theory is that because their agriculture relied solely on the seasonal monsoon, the climate change that was incredibly detrimental to the monsoon thus initiated the collapse.  Because India and the Sahara share the same latitude without the seasonal monsoon India would be the equivalent of the Sahara.

Sabrina Levin's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:50 AM

The Harappan people lived around the same time the Egyptians lived along side the Nile river. From the article, the Harappan's are described as a very advanced civilization, compared to others during that time. 

Lottiefultz's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:54 PM

A team of geologists have turned up evidence that climate change played a part in the collapse of the Harappan civilization due to the weakening of Monsoons. Monsoons are seasonal winds that carry moisture from the ocean to land and bring life-giving rain.The scientists say that Monsoons are good because India would still be a desert it they did not occur yearly. 

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Why is the Dorian period called Greece's Dark Age?

Why is the Dorian period called Greece's Dark Age? Find answers now! No. 1 Questions & Answers Place.


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Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, April 19, 2014 12:16 AM
this article is about Greece's dark age which was also known as the time the dorians invaded.
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America shows pattern of fallen democracies - Albert Lea Tribune

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The 200 years of democracy in Greece fell, according to most historians, for two primary reasons. First, corruption gradually became rampant ...

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Kenneth Snyder's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:44 PM

It's interesting to see how most great democracies have fallen in similar ways. It is important to take this infom and apply it to the present to help save the nation.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 5:57 PM

This article that was written is very informative and quite devastating. One the greatest civilizations on the earth fell because of economic decline and the wars causing the defense to weaken. 

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

An introduction to the Ancient Egyptians, specifically how geography impacted its development.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:36 AM

A video detailing how Egypt both rise and fell.

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I enjoyed how this video explained how Egypt became a kingdom to how the kingdom has fallen.  It was news to me that the nile flowed from the south to the north and not from the north to the south.  Which explains why the Egyptians referred to the north of Egypt as Lower Egypt and referred to south Egypt as Upper Egypt.  The Nile River gave Egypt a lot of benefits that rose Egypt's economy.  However, everything must come to an end and in the video the author believes that the end came for Egypt because the power for the pharaohs from the old kingdom decreased which allowed the middle kingdom to take over but then that kingdom didn't last because nearby civilizations took over.

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5 reasons to move to the Roman Empire - India.com

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The Roman Empire's been gone for centuries now, but what if it was still here? What would be the reasons for people to move to Ancient Rome?
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Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire - Episode 7: Rebellion and Betrayal (Documentary)

Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire - Episode 7: Rebellion and Betrayal (Documentary) The Roman Empire was the largest and most powerful in history, but how...
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John XXIII and the beginning of the fall of the Iron Curtain - Patheos (blog)

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A month later, Alexei Adzhubei, editor of the Soviet government's newspaper Izvestia and Khrushchev's son-in-law, was visiting Rome and wished to meet the Pope.
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The Ancient Law Code of Hammurabi

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Hammurabi is most remembered for his law code, including 282 laws regulating peopleÂ’s relationships in Mesopotamia. Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire.

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This article is explaining the life under the Hammurabi Code. It explains all the different types of laws and there consequences if breached. This code of law was extremely strict, it was meant for everyone to be treated equal, no one was above the law not even high officials. If one was high in the social scale the punishment was more severe than if you were a common serf.  

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Destiny Silva's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:45 PM

A stone complete with 282 written laws. most laws punishable by death. It is said to be the basis for all laws written there afterward.

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Collapse: The Maya

Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai.

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The collapse of the Mayan empire wasn't like most empires. They didn't lose a war against an enemy, and there wasn't a famine that killed off most of their people. It was more of a gradual separation from the kingdom, since the kingdom was so large people had branched off in all directions and began farming and surviving on their own without the aid of the Kind and his Nobles. Some of the Nobles actually made smaller branches and became leaders in their designated land.

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World History: Egypt: The Old Kingdom

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Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Egypt was once thought to be the location of the earliest civilization. The father of history, Herodotus, certainly thought so. He wrote of an encounter with Egyptian priests during the 5th century B.C.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:36 PM

I actually thought that Egypt was the location of the earliest civilization. Egypt is known as the land of the hebrews' slavery and Menelaus' exile after the long Trojan War. Egypt is a country that contains so much history and architecture to be told.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:15 AM

It is believed that Egypt was not the first location of civilization. The Sumerians were said to be the first people/location of civilization. 

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:17 PM

This is a blog that talks about the Egyptian Old Kingdom's history. They mention that many thought Egypt was the place where the first civilizations were created.

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Main Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire | - Jagadees

Main Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire | - Jagadees | Collapse of Civilization #1 | Scoop.it
American Inequality Twice As Bad As In Ancient Rome A study by two historians finds that inequality in America is worse than in ancient Rome: The Roman Empire, a society built on conquest and slave labor, had a more ...

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This article is stating that Ancient Rome's economy had more value than that of modern America. The line between poverty and first class was more define in Ancient Rome there was a middle class that held the two together. The middle class is slowly disappearing from modern society. 

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aliyyah bradford's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:05 PM

The widening gap between rich and poor and the disappearance of a middle class is one of the prime explanations for the fall of the roman empire

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What If Wednesday: The Roman Empire Never Falls - Alternate ...

What If Wednesday: The Roman Empire Never Falls - Alternate ... | Collapse of Civilization #1 | Scoop.it
Timelines about the Roman Empire never falling are almost as popular as American Civil War or World War II alternate histories. That being said, I always found the reasons for why Rome never fell to be lacking and hope to ...

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Fall of Harappa

This film aims to convey the message that Climate change is real. Harappa was the victim of Climate change. The annual monsoon rains failed for a period of 2...

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In this video it gives us a visual as to how the Harappan civilization fell. It started with the drought, and the draining of the river. Without the river farming began to decline, until farming became impossible to do. Which ultimately lead to famine and sickness.

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Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:08 AM

This video talks about how the climate change actually really affected the harrapans and they actually had a very tuff time throughthe bad weather.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:29 PM

The rain stopped for 200 years rivers also stopped flowing and went underground  lakes and ponds dried up. which caused the Agrarian economy to collapse. These are some of the  things that led to the collapse of the harappan civilization. 

Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:11 PM

A video that delves into the theory that Harappa fell due to severe climate change.  This is fairly unique since most civilizations are conquered or something akin to that.

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Ancient Greece - History of Ancient Greek World, Time Line and Periods, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic.

Information on history of ancient Greece. Minoan, Neolithic period, Bronze Age, Mycenaean , Dark Ages, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Period and other ancient civilizations.


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Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, April 19, 2014 12:10 AM
this article talks about ancient greece history and the different time periods. It mentions the Neolithic, myceanean, dark age and many more.
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What Caused The Old Kingdom To Fall Into The Intermediate Period

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First Intermediate Period of Egypt : The First Intermediate Period, often described as a €œdark period€ in ancient Egyptian The fall of the Old Kingdom is often described as a period of chaos and One reason that is often ...

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This article gives a chronological order of all the events that led up to the collapse of the civilization. It tells us about the first intermediate period and the turmoil the civilization went through until it finally collapsed.  

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Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:43 AM

this article mentions the time line from when the old kingdom was made to when and why it fell.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:02 AM

This article talks about the intermediate period which essentically was the "dark age" for the old kingdom. It talks about the different ways people believe this event happened. 

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:42 PM

The collapse of the central government due to the death of king Pepe II brought about the collapse of the old kingdom. There was no that took his place as the ruler so the governors decided to rule their own little cities but not the entire kingdom alone. 

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300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece

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A 300-year drought may have caused the fall of the great Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece and the Hittite Empire, during the late Bronze Age, new research suggests.

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From the intro the author is giving a brief history as to the theories of how the this empire fell. Then it gets into how an archeologist (David Kaniewski) had recently found some ancient sediments that indicated that it was indeed a drought that dissolved this great empire. Due to the drought crop failure began to occur thus creating a mass migration.  

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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 2014 9:07 PM

Even before classical Greece the Greeks were well sophisticated and had established a Hittite Empire that mysteriously collapsed. Scientists now suggest that the fall of the ancient Greek civilization could have been caused by a 300-year drought.

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Of Hippos and Kings: Lessons from a Bronze Age Collapse : The ...

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... Cypriots, Mitannians, Canaanites, and even Egyptians.” That's some roll call of collapse, one that used to be ascribed to the invasions of mysterious “Sea Peoples”—the Bronze Age version of the Vikings, in the Dark Ages.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:35 AM

An article posted on the New Yorker website focusing on the collapse of civilizations through out the Bronze Age, including Egypt.

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Archaeologists Explore Ancient Roman Forum of Philippopolis - Popular Archaeology

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That was the name given to the city after it was Hellenized within the Macedonian Empire under Philip II during the 4th century, B.C.E.
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Rome was 'larger than first thought'

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Scientists from the universities of Southampton and Cambridge have uncovered the extra section of the wall (in red) at Ostia, the harbour city of ancient Rome.
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Germania Inferior-The western border

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The Rhine was Germania Inferior's eastern and northern frontier. We do not know, however, where the other border was, in the west. The crucial point is whether Tongeren and the tribe of the Tungri belonged to Gallia Belgica or Germania Inferior.


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Sex in the Ancient World (Egypt ) - History Channel Documentary

Sex in the Ancient World (Egypt ) - History Channel Documentary Sex in the Ancient World (Egypt ) - History Channel Documentary Sex in the Ancient World (Egy...

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Collapse: Mesopotamia

Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai. Learn about important concepts in archeology such as interpreting evidence and dating artifacts. In a web-based activity, search for clues to what happened at the Maya center of Copan.

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After reading this article, it contributed to my knowledge of the Mesopotamian Empire. There were multiple reasons as to why Mesopotamia collapsed; most people assume that it was because of their loss in a war, but that was only a piece. Irrigation was a major part of the Mesopotamian lifestyle, it helped it become one of the strongest empires of its time, but it was part of its down fall. During the Winter and Sprig months flooding would occur and flow into the crops, and would soon evaporate leaving its rich salt like nutrients. So much of the minerals had been left soaked up by the soil that I eventually made the fresh fertile soil poisonous thus not being able to farm in the area.  

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vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:05 PM

This article says that the fall of Mesopotamia was due to a lack of water for their crops.  This theory could be very possible since the land today is dry.  With a lack of a water supply people would have not been able to survive therefore the kingdom came to an end.