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RSS FeedsClimate may have helped crumble one of the ancient world`s most powerful civilizations
(PHYSorg.com Archaeology & Fossils)

 
 

14 november 2019 11:45:53

 
Climate may have helped crumble one of the ancient world`s most powerful civilizations
(PHYSorg.com Archaeology & Fossils)
 


New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based in today`s northern Iraq)-one of the most powerful civilizations in the ancient world. The Science Advances paper, led by Ashish Sinha at California State University, Dominguez Hills and coauthored by CIRES affiliate Adam Schneider, details how megadroughts in the 7th century BC triggered a decline in Assyria`s way of life that contributed to its ultimate collapse.


 
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