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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 | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it
The fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

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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.

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Kyle Hogan's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:55 PM

Another informative article. The mention of roughly a new pharaoh every year certainly helps explain how things collapsed.

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, 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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New Study Linking Collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom to Drought ...

New Study Linking Collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom to Drought ... | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it
A new study of sediments in Lake Tana (published in Global and Planetary Change and reported on the Archaeology News Network) indicates a period of major drought and low Nile floods around 2200BC coinciding with the ...

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Lottiefultz's curator insight, May 2, 2014 4:58 AM

Because of a new study in Lake Tana research concludes and confirms that there was in fact a widespread drought and political crisis Egypt.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:48 PM

The political crisis due to the death of King Pepe II is one of the leading causes of the fall old kingdom  because there was no one to take king Pepe II place so instead of one ruler there were many rulers.

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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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This video talks about the fall of the Harappan civilization happened due to drought.  The drought was the beginning of a chain reaction to the fall of the civilization.

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Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:08 AM

This video talks about how the climate change actually really affected the harrapans and they actually had a very tuff time throughthe bad weather.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:29 PM

The rain stopped for 200 years rivers also stopped flowing and went underground  lakes and ponds dried up. which caused the Agrarian economy to collapse. These are some of the  things that led to the collapse of the harappan civilization. 

Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:11 PM

A video that delves into the theory that Harappa fell due to severe climate change.  This is fairly unique since most civilizations are conquered or something akin to that.

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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 | Scoopit assignment #2 | 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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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. 

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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 

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:21 PM

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.

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:09 AM

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

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Ancient City Mysteriously Survived Mideast Civilization Collapse | Tell Qarqur & Archaeological Sites | Ancient Civilizations & Climate Change | LiveScience

Ancient City Mysteriously Survived Mideast Civilization Collapse | Tell Qarqur & Archaeological Sites | Ancient Civilizations & Climate Change | LiveScience | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it
As ancient civilizations across the Middle East collapsed, possibly in response to a global drought some 4,200 years ago, archaeologists have discovered that one settlement in Syria not only survived but expanded.

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This article talks about how the fall of the ancient civilizations but a new discovery was made.  There was a civilization that had survived and prospered in Syria.  The crazy part is that the city expanded and survived while other cities in the middle east had fallen.

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Collapse: Mesopotamia

Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai. Learn about important concepts in archeology such as interpreting evidence and dating artifacts. In a web-based activity, search for clues to what happened at the Maya center of Copan.

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This article says that the fall of Mesopotamia was due to a lack of water for their crops.  This theory could be very possible since the land today is dry.  With a lack of a water supply people would have not been able to survive therefore the kingdom came to an end.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 11, 2014 5:21 PM

After reading this article, it contributed to my knowledge of the Mesopotamian Empire. There were multiple reasons as to why Mesopotamia collapsed; most people assume that it was because of their loss in a war, but that was only a piece. Irrigation was a major part of the Mesopotamian lifestyle, it helped it become one of the strongest empires of its time, but it was part of its down fall. During the Winter and Sprig months flooding would occur and flow into the crops, and would soon evaporate leaving its rich salt like nutrients. So much of the minerals had been left soaked up by the soil that I eventually made the fresh fertile soil poisonous thus not being able to farm in the area.  

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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire

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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire. Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about the causes and Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:08 AM

This article is giving a general statement as to how the Roman Empire fell. There were actually many attributes to this societies demise, things such as corruption in the government, slave labor, and even christianity. 

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:05 AM

This article talks about how the history of the roman empire and different facts about its collapse.

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:50 PM

I enjoyed reading this article because it suggests a 15 reasons why the Roman Em[pre fell which I believe to be more realistic because there is never one single reason why.  There is always so,meting that lead to something that lead to something.

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[4] Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire - BBC

[4] Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire - BBC

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Fall of Rome - The End of the Roman Empire

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The Fall of Rome and the End of the Roman Empire in the west. Articles on the effects of certain emperors and barbarians on the fall of the Rome.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:51 AM

A brief synopsis of Rome as a whole, theories on how Rome fell, and how Rome lives on today.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:54 AM

There were many factors that contributed to the fall of Rome some of these factors include their lack of rulers, the introduction of Christianity, and the lead poisoning was said to be a contributing a factor to the fall of Rome. 

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Fall of Rome - Reasons for the Fall of Rome Include the Economy and Hoarding

Fall of Rome - Reasons for the Fall of Rome Include the Economy and Hoarding | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it
Hoarding and other economic reasons for the Fall of Rome...

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According to this article, the downfall of Rome was due to economic issues.  This theory could be possible.  I believe that without a strong economy then the kingdom would not prosper or survive.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 2014 4:23 PM

Many people would assume that the fall of the Roman Empire was due to their military failure but it actually was not. As stated in this article, one of the main reasons why the Roman Empire fell was due to financial inflation. The greed and poor leadership was the downfall of this great empire. 

Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:09 AM

This is a basic summary of how Rome fell internal due to economic failures.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:54 AM

This video was also very interesting because it talked about the factors of the fall of Rome. The author talked about inflation, problems with economy, poor management , dole and hoarding. 

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Ancient civilizations shaken by quakes, say Stanford scientists : 01/02


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This article talks about the possibility of earthquakes being the reason behind the collapse of ancient civilizations.  I found this theory very interesting because I did not know there are earthquake faults in the middle east.

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Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:13 AM

Earthquakes are now said to contributing factors to the collapse of civilizations specifically the  Harappan civilization. Some archaeologists believe this because the former harppan land is still earthquake active. 

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Climate Change Spurred Fall of Ancient Culture : Oceanus Magazine

Climate Change Spurred Fall of Ancient Culture : Oceanus Magazine | Scoopit assignment #2 | 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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Reasons For the Fall of Rome flashcards | Quizlet

Reasons For the Fall of Rome flashcards | Quizlet | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it

Vocabulary words for Reasons For the Fall of Rome. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards."

 

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:13 AM

These are some basic digital, study cards that cover the main reasons why rome fell politically, socially, militarily, and economically.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:08 AM
This article is very interesting because its a good way to study the most important vocabulary words. For example Corrupt Rulers Government, demanded high taxes, and Leaders fought for power. The author give us the readers the vocabulary words and then give us the definitions. Really awesome article to study. 


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Environmental Destruction Led to Collapse of Mayan Civilization - Revmodo

Environmental Destruction Led to Collapse of Mayan Civilization - Revmodo | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it

What caused the Mayan empire, one of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world, to collapse after six centuries? Two new studies blame human impacts on the environment.

 

Researchers have long known that drought was one major reason the Mayan civilization could not survive. As rainfall decreased, farmers could no longer grow needed food. A study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that the drought may have been worse because of deforestation. As Mayans chopped down jungle canopy to plant crops and build cities, that likely caused a significant portion of the drying.

 

The researchers used climate modeling to examine how the switch from forest to cropland would have affected rainfall. As crops were planted, less water transferred from the soil to the atmosphere. The study found that deforestation may have caused as much as 60 percent of the drought.


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Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations’ fall

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A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may have driven the collapse of Eastern Mediterranean civilizations [...] (Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations’ fall: A cold, dry spell that lasted hundreds of years may ha...

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Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:48 PM

I though this was very interesting because i can connect it with todays lecture .Professor Kaatz was saying that the climate in The part where Israel is now was different. It was much cooler and it rain more and now it is all dessert. In this article it also talks about that can be one of the key factors for some civilization to fall. 

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The Fall of the Roman Empire [ushistory.org]

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The Fall of the Roman Empire...

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This article suggests that the fall of the empire was due to there being a new religion in the kingdom.  This could be a possibility because e people are not fawn of change.  Especially a change as big as religion would upset many people and make there rebel.

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:18 PM

The empire became divided as well through religious practices. With the Western empire who spoke Latin and practiced Roman catholic while the Eastern empire practiced eastern orthodox and spoke Greek. These two differences also help shape the future of what would be the fall of rome

Hector Chavez Gutierrez's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:42 PM

The map in this very interesting, it adds visual representation to the information. I was not aware that the city of Rome was sacked more the once.

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Fall of Rome

The Fading of the Roman Spirit and the Fall of the Western Empire.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 26, 2014 1:02 AM

This video gives a list of possibilities that are possible reasons this civilization collapsed. Half way through it actually explains that all of these reasons are nothing new to the dying society. What is actually ruining the society was their lack of morality.    

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Atlas_ The Rise and Fall of Rome.mp4

Atlas - The Rise and Fall of Rome.


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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:07 AM

This video depicts the spread and then disintegration  of the Roman Empire.  As well as the fall of the Greeks, Persians, Goths, and so on.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:03 AM

I loved this video because the author of this video not only told us how the rise and fall of Rome happened  but also gave us diagrams. I thought it was very interesting how the Romes took over the Carthage empire.  

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The Fall of Rome (150CE-475CE)

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A summary of The Germanic Tribes to 375 in 's The Fall of Rome (150CE-475CE). Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Fall of Rome (150CE-475CE) and what it means.


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In this article the author suggests that the fall of the Romans began internally when the kingdom became larger and larger.  This could be true because with power comes consequences.  I am almost positive that the people of the kingdom did not enjoy being controlled.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:04 AM

Sparknotes of a text book detailing the fall of Rome.

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Reasons for the Fall of Rome

Reasons for the Fall of Rome | Scoopit assignment #2 | Scoop.it
Common theories or reasons for the fall of rome.

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This article suggests a multitude of reasons why the Roman Empire fell.  I believe that it could be possible for there to be more then one reason why the empire fell.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 2014 4:38 PM

In this article it lists the many reasons why the Roman Empire fell, giving a brief description as to how each condition brought the empire to its demise; for example when the Roman people began to adopt christianity, or when their economy fell to shambles. The collapse of this great empire was not a sudden collapse, it was very gradual and had been happening for many years prior. 

Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:07 PM

An in depth listing of how Rome fell, what incidents contributed to it, and how those incidents ended up working in an almost domino effect.