Could Gold Be Behind the Fall of Rome?

Real-life archeologist Darius Arya gives insights as to how important gold was to the Roman Empire
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KITCO NEWS - With June marking the 36th anniversary of a Hollywood classic - Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark - Kitco News welcomes real-life archeologist Darius Arya on the show to find out how important gold was to the Roman Empire and if the metal had anything to do with its demise. Known as an expert on Rome and also recently awarded with the Periscoper of the year Award, Arya shares his knowledge on the history of gold and silver in the world's original financial hub. Did the Roman Empire deal with a silver supply crunch? Did the depletion of gold and silver mines lead to the demise of one of the world's greatest empires?

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