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Climate Change helped destroy the Assyrian Empire


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

Of course this has happened since; notably during the calamitous 17th century.

 

Too many people, not enough water: Now and 2,700 years ago

 

The Assyrian Empire once dominated the ancient Near East. At the start of the 7th century BC, it was a mighty military machine and the largest empire the Old World had yet seen. But then, before the century was out, it had collapsed. Why? An international study now offers two new factors as possible contributors to the empire's sudden demise - overpopulation and drought.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-people-years.html#jCp

 

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