Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall of Rome: Environmental Reasons

> Ruins of the Port City of Leptis
The collapse of Rome was due to many varied reasons. It is important to remember that the collapse was not quick but rather was gradual at first and slowly gained speed as the years and centuries passed. There are so many causes that few historians agree as to which were the most important. These are some of the major environmental reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire.

-Lead poisoning from water pipes & goblets/dishes etc.
-Erosion due to over farming and deforestation.
-Overcrowded cities.
-Pandemic Plagues from the East.

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