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The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could ... - io9

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The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could ...io9The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could soon destroy India. Tim Barribeau. View Profile · Email · Twitter · RSS.

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Discusses the climate change that contributed to the collapse of the Harappan civilization.

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Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization, Study Finds : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization, Study Finds : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
A new study combining the latest archaeological evidence with state-of-the-art geoscience technologies provides evidence that climate change was a key ingredient in the collapse of the great Indus or Harappan Civilization almost 4000 years ago. The study also resolves a long-standing debate over the source and fate of the Sarasvati, the sacred river of Hindu mythology.

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Explains how new discoveries show how climate change was a key part to why the Harappan civilization fell. 

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vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 25, 2014 7:02 PM

This article suggest that the fall of the Indus civilization was due to a drought.  The drought caused the people of the civilization to leave because the land was inhabitable. 

Martin bui's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:54 PM

Did you know that the Indus valley civilization is the biggest one. They saw the  landscape dynamics as the crucial link between climate change 

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Climate change was a key factor that led to the collapse of the Harappan civilization. The study also concludes that the Sarasvati river also was a factor that contributed to the fall of Harappa.

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World History: Egypt: The Old Kingdom

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Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Egypt was once thought to be the location of the earliest civilization. The father of history, Herodotus, certainly thought so. He wrote of an encounter with Egyptian priests during the 5th century B.C.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:36 PM

I actually thought that Egypt was the location of the earliest civilization. Egypt is known as the land of the hebrews' slavery and Menelaus' exile after the long Trojan War. Egypt is a country that contains so much history and architecture to be told.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:15 AM

It is believed that Egypt was not the first location of civilization. The Sumerians were said to be the first people/location of civilization. 

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:17 PM

This is a blog that talks about the Egyptian Old Kingdom's history. They mention that many thought Egypt was the place where the first civilizations were created.

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Egypt: Old Kingdom and First Intermedia Period (2700-2055 BC)

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, May 17, 2014 1:45 AM

This article talks about the old kingdom through different centuries and from it's rise and all the way to it's decline. Also mentions the rise of the middle kingdom.

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New evidence shows Harappan civilization not as peaceful as popularly thought

New evidence shows Harappan civilization not as peaceful as popularly thought | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
They lived in well-planned cities, made exquisite jewelry, and enjoyed the ancient world's best plumbing.

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Interesting content that gives a picture on how the Harappan civilization lives and what their cities looked like.

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:53 PM

This article gives us an understanding of the sort of violence that was happening in the Harappan Civilization. First thought to be a peaceful place, is now getting another look at their reputation due to the recent findings of skulls that have been brutally damaged.

Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:43 PM

This sort of goes without saying, but this article gives evidence was a rather violent society and not the peaceful kind everyone thought it was.

Chase Lee's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:29 AM

Apparently people were migrating from outside their major cities, into the cities. And in Harappan society women were powerful.Through studying the skeletons of the population they discovered that the Harappans were more violent then other civilizations in different arts of the world at that time.

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World History: Egypt: The Old Kingdom

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Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Egypt was once thought to be the location of the earliest civilization. The father of history, Herodotus, certainly thought so. He wrote of an encounter with Egyptian priests during the 5th century B.C.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:36 PM

I actually thought that Egypt was the location of the earliest civilization. Egypt is known as the land of the hebrews' slavery and Menelaus' exile after the long Trojan War. Egypt is a country that contains so much history and architecture to be told.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:15 AM

It is believed that Egypt was not the first location of civilization. The Sumerians were said to be the first people/location of civilization. 

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:17 PM

This is a blog that talks about the Egyptian Old Kingdom's history. They mention that many thought Egypt was the place where the first civilizations were created.

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History - Features of the Harappan Civilization

History - Class 6 - Features of the Harappan Civilization SMART SCHOOL is next generation product in the ICT domain. With High Definition 3D videos coupled w...

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:46 AM

The cities of the Indus valley were well developed, the houses were discovered to have great architechtual plan. The video explains that about 40,000 people could live here, and that it was divided into two sections, (Upper town and lower town).

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:03 AM

video talks about the city of harappa and how it was structured. the city was divided into two parts and they had a drain system that is similar to the one from today.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:55 PM

The cities of the Indus Vally were well constructed. Their construction of homes looked like they had pluming. They build their cities according to a set pattern.

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vlad's first edited video: harappan civilization

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

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 11, 2014 11:33 PM

A very informational video about the collapse of the old kingdom by Fekri Hassan, an expert on civilizations and their collapses.  The main theory covered is the drought theory, that the drought ultimately dissolved the economy and the power of the pharaohs

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. 

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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Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization (3500-1700 BC, aka Harappan Civilization) was mostly based in present day region of Pakistan, with its periphery or colonies stretc...
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Drought caused collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom - The Archaeology ...

Drought caused collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom - The Archaeology ... | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
But the fall of the great Egyptian Old Kingdom may have been helped along by a common problem which remains with us now - drought. Researchers from the University of St Andrews have confirmed that a severe period of ...

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Article was very descriptive. Discussed how the drought affected the people that caused people to riot.

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, April 12, 2014 3:21 AM

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews confirmed that 4,200 years ago the drought "may" have contributed to the demise of the Egyptian kingdom. Researchers also found that the people were hit so hard by this drought that many had to consume their own children.

 

Martin bui's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:09 AM

The drought had a big impact in the collapse of  egypt

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:35 PM

The period of the drought was estimated to be around 4,200 years ago. The drought that hit Egypt was hard this stop them from growing crops and which led them to no food or very little.

4,200 years ago

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Fall of Harappa

This film aims to convey the message that Climate change is real. Harappa was the victim of Climate change. The annual monsoon rains failed for a period of 2...
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Why Ancient Egypt Fell (The Collapse of Kemets Old Kingdom) Pt.3

This is a 6 part series which explains how and why Egypt's Old Kingdom (The Culture of the Pyramid Builders) collapsed for almost 200 years. If you think thi...
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Useful video, explained why the Old Kingdom fell. The archaeologist uses art from the Old Kingdom period to show how the absence of the Nile Flood played a key role in the fall of The Old Kingdom.

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vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 10:10 PM

This video suggests that the fall of the Egyptian kingdom was due to the lack of rain which would provide water for crops, animals, and the people to survive.  Since there was no water then the kingdom could not survive.  This theory could be true because the land there is completely dry.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:41 PM

The main factors that caused or led to the fall of the old kingdom are the flood of the Nile river which caused a drought and famine, the death of king Pepe II and the invasion of the Asiatics.

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The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could ... - io9

The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could ... - io9 | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could ...io9The climate disaster that destroyed the ancient Harappan Civilization could soon destroy India. Tim Barribeau. View Profile · Email · Twitter · RSS.

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

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Source talks about the drought theory behind why the Old Kingdom fell.

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Destony Buckley's comment, April 19, 2014 2:11 AM
This drought was very sad. California as of now is also going through a drought and i hope nothing like this occur. Many people was affected by this drought in the Roman Empire.
Destony Buckley's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:15 AM

I learned a lot about the drought through this article. I didn't realize how big the drought actually was until reading this. California is in a drought as of now and I can not imagine anything like this happening.

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 17, 2014 1:34 AM

This article proves that there were droughts and fires because of sediments that were found deep in the ground.

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Study Sheds More Light on Collapse of Harappan Civilization | Archaeology | Sci-News.com

Study Sheds More Light on Collapse of Harappan Civilization | Archaeology | Sci-News.com | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
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.

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Explains how the Old KIngdom fell, gets straight to the point.

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Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:32 PM

The fall of the harappans had to do with climate change and diseases according to research. The Harappans were developed in the third millennium.

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Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: The Fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: The Fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
Nothing prepared Egypt for the eclipse of royal power and poverty that came after Pepy II (Neferkare). He had ruled for more than 90 years (2246 - 2152 BC) as the fourth king of the 6th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.

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Hector Chavez Gutierrez's curator insight, April 11, 2014 10:56 PM

The wealthy men who had power had no empathy towards peasants. When anarchy erupted they were the men first to be killed since the anger of the villagers was directed towards them.  

Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:03 AM

A very educational article written by Fekri Hassan, an expert on the fall of the Old Kingdom

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:34 PM

The death of king Pepe II was also a factor that led to the collapse of the old kingdom there was no one king there were many rulers aka governors. The invasion of the Asiatics was also said to be a factor that led to the fall of the old kingdom.

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Late Barbarians

Late barbarians invaded present-day Europe, contributing politically, culturally, and militarily to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire by establishing their own kingdoms.

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Natural Climate Change Wiped the Harappan Civilization off the Map

Follow: @SlateViral, Facebook.com/SlateVideo Watch: YouTube.com/Slatester, SlateV.com Scientists believe they've cracked one of the oldest mysteries of a dis...

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Video focuses on the Climate change factor that caused the Harappan civilization to come to an end.

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:42 AM

Researchers/scientists believe that because of climate change, it resulted in the Harappan civilization to disappear. The lack of rain and rivers flooding it is said that mass amounts of people from this civilization moved away and settled into other places to save themselves. 

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:59 AM

this video claims that the harappan civilization fell because of climate change such as droughts. citizens left harappa because of the lack of water that helped their crops grow.

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Climate Change Spurred Fall of Ancient Culture : Oceanus Magazine

Climate Change Spurred Fall of Ancient Culture : Oceanus Magazine | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
The Harappans may be the most advanced ancient civilization that most Westerners have never heard of. They flourished in the Indus River basin on the Indian subcontinent around the same time the Egyptians were building ...

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:50 AM

The Harappan people lived around the same time the Egyptians lived along side the Nile river. From the article, the Harappan's are described as a very advanced civilization, compared to others during that time. 

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:06 PM

This article gives a brief back round of the Harappan history, The article states that the Harappan civilization was the most advanced ancient civilization of its time. It also explains that there isn't much evidence as to how the civilization fell but due to recent discoveries archeologists believe it was due to the declination of the monsoons.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:54 PM

A team of geologists have turned up evidence that climate change played a part in the collapse of the Harappan civilization due to the weakening of Monsoons. Monsoons are seasonal winds that carry moisture from the ocean to land and bring life-giving rain.The scientists say that Monsoons are good because India would still be a desert it they did not occur yearly. 

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The History Man: Egypt - the Old Kingdom

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The architect was the scribe Imhotep. Later Pharaohs of the Old Kingdom also built pyramids to be their tombs. The Fall of the Old Kingdom In about 2246bc Pepi II became pharaoh at the age of 6. He ruled for 94 years, longer ...
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Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:14 AM

The  Nile river was the only resource  used by the old kingdom so when the Nile started under-flooding there was a  serious drought. This and other factors such as climate changes contributed to the fall of the old kingdom.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:29 PM

The under-flooding of the Nile river, meaning that less water was being produced also caused the crops to fail because of the infertile soil.

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The Fall of Harappa and Arrival of the Aryans Final Video

This podcast deals with the end of the Harappan Civilization and the arrival of the Aryans in India.
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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 | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
The fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

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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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What Caused The Old Kingdom To Fall Into The Intermediate Period

What Caused The Old Kingdom To Fall Into The Intermediate Period | Old Kingdom and Harrapans | Scoop.it
First Intermediate Period of Egypt : The First Intermediate Period, often described as a €œdark period€ in ancient Egyptian The fall of the Old Kingdom is often described as a period of chaos and One reason that is often ...
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Article was very descriptive about the reasons behind why the Old  Kingdom fell.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:49 AM

This article gives a chronological order of all the events that led up to the collapse of the civilization. It tells us about the first intermediate period and the turmoil the civilization went through until it finally collapsed.  

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:02 AM

This article talks about the intermediate period which essentically was the "dark age" for the old kingdom. It talks about the different ways people believe this event happened. 

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:42 PM

The collapse of the central government due to the death of king Pepe II brought about the collapse of the old kingdom. There was no that took his place as the ruler so the governors decided to rule their own little cities but not the entire kingdom alone. 

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Harappa Civilization

This video has been made by Archeological Survey of India. It presents you with the findings of excavations at Harappa. It also gives a detailed view of how ...
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Shows ecavatons of the Harappan Civilizations in India. It also shows how the cities could have been. Video really helps visualize what the structure of their cities would have looked like.

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