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Study Sheds More Light on Collapse of Harappan Civilization ...

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Climate change, violence and disease played a key role in the collapse of the Harappan civilization more than 3,000 years ago, according to a new study. This is an artist's reconstruction of the gateway and drain at the city of ...
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Mycenaean Civilization

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The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the late Bronze Age, from the 15th to the 13th century BCE and extended its influence not only throughout the Peloponnese in Greece but also across the Aegean(...)
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Earthquake destroyed ancient Greece?

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An earthquake may have led to the collapse of the first Greeks - the Mycenaens - who inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey,' a new study has found.

The abrupt decline of the Mycenaens around 1200 BC, marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece, is a Mediterranean mystery.

Warfare with invaders or uprising by lower classes form some leading explanations behind their collapse, 'Our Amazing Planet' reported.

Some scientists also believe one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the culture's collapse.

Now, geologists hope to find evidence to confirm whether an earthquake was a likely culprit, at the ruins of Tiryns, a fortified palace.


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Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:37 PM

This site lays the blame on an earthquake for the fall of the Myceaean civilization.

Chase Lee's curator insight, February 22, 2014 1:29 AM

So they are suggesting that Greece was subject to many earthquakes which led to the decline of greek society. Im not too sure about this. It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. It seems to me that if the Parthenon could stay standing for the last 2500 years then it probably wasn't that big of an issue.

Kelcey Hein's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:38 AM

This covers a possible natural disaster that could have collapsed the Mycenaen Civilizations

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Fall Of Harappan Civilization Caused By Ancient Climate Change, Says New Study

Fall Of Harappan Civilization Caused By Ancient Climate Change, Says New Study | Collapse of Ancient Civilization | Scoop.it
The fall of the Harappan Civilization nearly 4,000 years ago has puzzled researchers for decades. A new study, however, believes it has found the culprit for
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Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:37 PM

Climate change being a huge factor in the fall of the harappan civilizations monsoons which are seasonal prevailing winds are part of the climate change according to the author monsoons are responsible for the life and death of the civilization. 

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Did Climate Change Contribute To The Fall Of This Civilization?

Did Climate Change Contribute To The Fall Of This Civilization? | Collapse of Ancient Civilization | Scoop.it
By Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor: The mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now appears to have a key culprit — ancient climate change, researchers say.
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More evidence that climate was the cause for the collapse

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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: The Fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: The Fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom | Collapse of Ancient Civilization | Scoop.it
The fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.
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Another informative article. The mention of roughly a new pharaoh every year certainly helps explain how things collapsed.

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:00 AM

This is an in depth article about why the old kingdom fell, most likely due to drought/ famine and political collapse as covered by Fekri Hassan, a renowned egyptologist 

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:56 PM

This article believes that the fall of Egypt was due to the Nile river drying up.  Because the Nile dried up then people starved and were not able to survive without water therefore the kingdom fell.

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:04 PM

This article suggests that even though the power of pharaohs was the downfall of the monarchy it was not the end of the civilization.  The Egyptian people rediscovered how to govern themselves by ruling themselves.

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Ancient Apocalypse - Death On The Nile

Why did the Egyptian Old Kingdom collapse? What led to the demise of the greatest civilisation the world has ever seen? Professor Fekri Hassan looks at the p...

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:52 AM

Archeologists discovered that the fall of Egypt was something of extreme horror. Professor Ferik Hassan believes that possibly an incredibly dreadful plague swept over them. 

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 12:32 AM

Very useful video, actual archaeology is used to explain why the Old Kingdom fell.

Martin bui's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:12 AM

They would write nonsense on walls and writing of what they seen. 

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Bench Grass: The Bronze Age Collapse, V: The Beloved of the God ...

Bench Grass: The Bronze Age Collapse, V: The Beloved of the God ... | Collapse of Ancient Civilization | Scoop.it
"Eric Cline sets the record straight: there was a 'perfect storm' of migrations, rebellions, and climate change that resulted int he collapse of states that wer ealredy unstable in the Late Bronze Age.
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The Weekly Standard - The Weekly Standard

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The Weekly Standard The Weekly Standard The Weekly Standard Cline quotes an archaeologist who maintains that “there was a sharp increase in Northern Hemisphere temperatures immediately before the collapse of the Mycenaean palatial centers, possibly...
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Possible reasons for the decline of the Harappan Civilization

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Was it because of Aryans' invasion or natural disaster that the Harappan Civilization got declined? Find out the possible reasons for the decline of the Indus Valley Civilization.
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Discusses theories

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The Odd Collapse of the Harappan Civilization? - Guerrilla Explorer

The Odd Collapse of the Harappan Civilization? - Guerrilla Explorer | Collapse of Ancient Civilization | Scoop.it
Some 4,000 years ago, the mighty Harappan civilization accounted for 10% of the entire global population. Suddenly, this once-great society collapsed. Why?
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Adds general reasons societies collapse

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Intro/Rise and fall of the Indus Civilization

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Provides a fair amount of background on the author.

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The Archaeology News Network: Drought caused collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom

The Archaeology News Network: Drought caused collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom | Collapse of Ancient Civilization | Scoop.it
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Very informative, but now i'm wondering, what caused the drought to begin with?

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