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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 | Scoopit assignment #1 | 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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Kyle Hogan's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:55 PM

The quotes help lend credibility

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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Mummy Teeth Tell of Ancient Egypt's Drought

Mummy Teeth Tell of Ancient Egypt's Drought | Scoopit assignment #1 | Scoop.it
The link between drought and the rise and fall of Egypt's ancient cultures, including the pyramid builders, has long fascinated scientists and historians.

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This article was very interesting because archeologists have found ancient Egyptian teeth that show clear evidence that there was a drought of the NIle Rover that occurred during the fall of the Old Kingdom.

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Mr. Plaza: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

An introduction to the Ancient Egyptians, specifically how geography impacted its development.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:36 AM

A video detailing how Egypt both rise and fell.

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:28 PM

I enjoyed how this video explained how Egypt became a kingdom to how the kingdom has fallen.  It was news to me that the nile flowed from the south to the north and not from the north to the south.  Which explains why the Egyptians referred to the north of Egypt as Lower Egypt and referred to south Egypt as Upper Egypt.  The Nile River gave Egypt a lot of benefits that rose Egypt's economy.  However, everything must come to an end and in the video the author believes that the end came for Egypt because the power for the pharaohs from the old kingdom decreased which allowed the middle kingdom to take over but then that kingdom didn't last because nearby civilizations took over.

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Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome

Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome | Scoopit assignment #1 | Scoop.it
Rome.info - Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of Rome, history of Ancient Rome, reasons for the Fall of Roman Empire, moral decline of Rome,...

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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:51 PM

Some say that the fall of the Roman Empire was due to Christianity. Christianity made people pacifists which  in turn caused the Roman citizens not to fight the Barbarians that overthrew the Empire. Also, money that was spent on churches could have been spent on something else more beneficial for the state.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:49 AM

As stated in the article there were many reasons as to why the Roman Empire fell. Reasons that you would assume to be positive actually ruined everything for Rome. The mentality of the people had changed when they were introduced to christianity, the constant fighting for territory between neighboring cities, and dirty politicians.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 2014 4:54 PM

In this article it gives in depth reasons why the Roman Empire collapsed. From something specific such as the morality of the city state/cleanliness, to something more broad such as the economy, politics, and military spending.

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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 #1 | Scoop.it
Fall of Rome - Reasons for the Fall of Rome Include the Economy and Hoarding, About.com Ancient / Classical History (Economic Reasons for the Fall of Rome - Ancient Greeks & Romans started the bad economies, it's not your fault

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, May 3, 2014 12:08 AM

Honestly it always seems that behind every great country there is some sort of corruption happening in the government that leads to disputes and that seemed the case for Ancient Rome as well.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:34 AM

This scoop talks about the different reasons of the collapse of rome inculding their economy. 

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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 | Scoopit assignment #1 | 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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This article states that the fall of the Harappan Empire fell due to violence, climate change and diseases.  Dr. Schug and her team found deadly diseases in the skeletons they found when recovering the lost civilization.  As time progressed in the ancient world there is clear evidence that illness and violence increased over timTheir do think that violence and silliness are good theories to why the Harrapa civilization fell.

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Sudden collapse of Harappan civilization may foreshadow superbug threat to modern humans

Sudden collapse of Harappan civilization may foreshadow superbug threat to modern humans | Scoopit assignment #1 | Scoop.it
Sudden collapse of Harappan civilization may foreshadow superbug threat to modern humans

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Skip Stein's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:37 AM

Keep in mind that it's not just these 'super bugs' created by over use of antibiotics, it is also SUPERBUGS created by over use of pesticides and GMO crops.  Resistant strains of plant eating bugs, fungus and other critters have been created by Natural Selection to resist the pesticide laden crops creating a whole rash of superbugs that could threaten agriculture across the planet.  This issue is a double edged sword created by power hungry/greedy corporations that seek to control the Planet and their equally corrupt partners in various governments (bought and paid for politicians!).

Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:38 PM

This article directly blames disease on the collapse of the Harappan civilization and suggest that that same disease may infect humans today.

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Collapse: The Maya

Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:55 AM

The collapse of the Mayan empire wasn't like most empires. They didn't lose a war against an enemy, and there wasn't a famine that killed off most of their people. It was more of a gradual separation from the kingdom, since the kingdom was so large people had branched off in all directions and began farming and surviving on their own without the aid of the Kind and his Nobles. Some of the Nobles actually made smaller branches and became leaders in their designated land.

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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 | Scoopit assignment #1 | 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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Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:15 AM

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

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Mr. Plaza: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

An introduction to the Ancient Egyptians, specifically how geography impacted its development.

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I enjoyed how this video explained how Egypt became a kingdom to how the kingdom has fallen.  It was news to me that the nile flowed from the south to the north and not from the north to the south.  Which explains why the Egyptians referred to the north of Egypt as Lower Egypt and referred to south Egypt as Upper Egypt.  The Nile River gave Egypt a lot of benefits that rose Egypt's economy.  However, everything must come to an end and in the video the author believes that the end came for Egypt because the power for the pharaohs from the old kingdom decreased which allowed the middle kingdom to take over but then that kingdom didn't last because nearby civilizations took over.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:36 AM

A video detailing how Egypt both rise and fell.

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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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This video talks about some theories on how the Harappa civilization fell.  Some theories suggest that the civilization was invaded, the civilization fell due to a flood, or that there was an earthquake that brought the Harappa civilization down.  What may have caused the collapse of the civilization is not for sure in this video.  However, after the fall of the Harappas the Aryans took over the land.  The Aryans recorded the way their society was divided into the different class systems.  These cast systems are still apart of Indian culture today.  I personally do not like their cast system because there is no way to move up or down in their social class system.

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Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:25 AM

This video is very informative about how the harrapans came to an end and the different theory's of it as well as it talks about how the Aryans arrived to India.

David Arrieta's curator insight, May 17, 2014 12:25 AM

In this video it briefly explains that the Harappan civilization fell due to climate change and earthquakes. It also explains how the Aryans ventured into India and established themselves as a society. 

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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 #1 | Scoop.it
The fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.

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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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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, 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.

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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 | Scoopit assignment #1 | 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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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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Rome was once the biggest city on the planet. What happened to everyone?

Rome was once the biggest city on the planet. What happened to everyone? | Scoopit assignment #1 | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (Rome was once the biggest city on the planet. What happened to everyone? ---> http://t.co/xjFmBuXhNt)

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This article suggests that the fall of Rome was due to a massive pelage that killed a large number of the Romans.  This theory could be a factor to the fall of Rome but it is probably not the only reason why Rome fell.

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, May 3, 2014 12:05 AM

I'm still shocked to this day how large this empire was in comparison to all other ancient civilizations. The plague is said to have caused so many deaths in a day that this too led to it's collapse.

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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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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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Hector Chavez Gutierrez's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:53 PM

The roman empire had expanded way too quickly. The roman army was not able to defend all corners of the empire.

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.

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What If Wednesday: The Roman Empire Never Falls - Alternate ...

What If Wednesday: The Roman Empire Never Falls - Alternate ... | Scoopit assignment #1 | Scoop.it
Timelines about the Roman Empire never falling are almost as popular as American Civil War or World War II alternate histories. That being said, I always found the reasons for why Rome never fell to be lacking and hope to ...

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THis article talks about the Western Roman Empire falling in 476 and that the Eastern Roman Empire still exited way after the Western Roman Empire fell.  The article says that the Western Roman EMpire fell because of barbarians who invaded Rome.

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, May 3, 2014 12:18 AM

I like how this shows you how there were possible ways of the Roman Empire prevailing.

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What caused collapse of Mayan civilization?

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The collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization may have been linked to relatively modest dry spells, researchers now say.

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300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece

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A 300-year drought may have caused the fall of the great Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece and the Hittite Empire, during the late Bronze Age, new research suggests.

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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 2014 9:07 PM

Even before classical Greece the Greeks were well sophisticated and had established a Hittite Empire that mysteriously collapsed. Scientists now suggest that the fall of the ancient Greek civilization could have been caused by a 300-year drought.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 2014 5:18 PM

From the intro the author is giving a brief history as to the theories of how the this empire fell. Then it gets into how an archeologist (David Kaniewski) had recently found some ancient sediments that indicated that it was indeed a drought that dissolved this great empire. Due to the drought crop failure began to occur thus creating a mass migration.  

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The Ancient Law Code of Hammurabi

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Hammurabi is most remembered for his law code, including 282 laws regulating peopleÂ’s relationships in Mesopotamia. Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:33 AM

This article is explaining the life under the Hammurabi Code. It explains all the different types of laws and there consequences if breached. This code of law was extremely strict, it was meant for everyone to be treated equal, no one was above the law not even high officials. If one was high in the social scale the punishment was more severe than if you were a common serf.  

Destiny Silva's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:45 PM

A stone complete with 282 written laws. most laws punishable by death. It is said to be the basis for all laws written there afterward.

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Why Ancient Egypt Fell (The Collapse of Kemets Old Kingdom) Pt.5

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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This video suggests that the fall of the Egypt kingdom fell due to the climate change.  The lower kingdom (north Egypt) was not always a deadly desert.  North Egypt was once full of savannas and small bodies of water.  However, as time went on it became the desert that we see today.  Which is why the kingdom of Egypt collapsed because nobody could live there anymore.  This theory of why the Egyptian kingdom collapsed is intriguing to me because it is scientifically proven that the world's climates and geography have changed over time and continue to do so.  Therefore, this theory could be correct.

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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:37 AM

A brief clip from a six part series on why Egypt's Old Kingdom fell.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:39 PM

New research shows that the reason behind the drought was because of the desert that surrounded them. The Sahara desert use to be dryer than what is now. There was a collapse of vegetation and no rain.

 

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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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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.

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Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 1:42 AM

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.

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.