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Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt - Phys.Org

Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt - Phys.Org | The Collapse of Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it

The Spinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt are pictured here. USGS and University of Pennsylvania research shows that ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. Photographer: Benjamin P. Horton , University of Pennsylvania

 

"Even the mighty builders of the ancient pyramids more than 4,000 years ago fell victim when they were unable to respond to a changing climate," said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "This study illustrates that water availability was the climate-change Achilles Heel then for Egypt, as it may well be now, for a planet topping seven billion thirsty people."

 


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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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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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The drought killed many during its long reign. The monarchy lost its power due to the drought.

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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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Egyptian Civilization Part 13- The First Intermediate Period

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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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The roman empire had expanded way too quickly. The roman army was not able to defend all corners of the 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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Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome

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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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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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Amazing how both egypt and greece fell to mother nature. 

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:27 AM

This article also brings up climate change as a major contributor as to why Greece Fell.  This particular article says that there was a drought that last for about 300 years.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:49 AM

This Article is very interesting because it talks about how the drought was the major factor of the fall of the "Ancient Greece. The  information that the Brandon Lee Drake, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico said was very credible and interesting. For example he said how cities from Greece and Mediterranean were declining at the same period of time when Egypt was being attacked by  marauding sea bandits.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

This is actually very intresting because it talks about how a drought of 300 years could've been the cause of the fall of ancient greece.

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

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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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A whole civilization was lost because of the cruel wrath of nature. Many lives were lost during these troubling and harsh times.

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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.

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 17, 2014 1:53 AM

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

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

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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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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.  

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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 2014 9:01 PM

Power from a centralized government and divine ruler shifted to those with regional power. These regional government treated their governance as their own property.

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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The Fall of the Roman Empire [ushistory.org]

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The Fall of the Roman Empire...
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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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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

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:03 PM

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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The fall of Ancient Rome

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The fall of Ancient Rome started from about AD 190. The Roman Empire was attacked by tribes such as the Goths and the Vandals. Civil wars in parts of the empire further weakened the rule of Rome and

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The split of the roman empire made Rome much weaker. It was easier to invade by smaller tribes.

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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:52 PM

The Roman Empire was steadily broken down by tribes that included the goths and the vandals. Civil wars began to weaken the empire and caused disobedience around the Roman Empire, further weakening the empire.

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Ancient Rome, Republic, Empire & Fall of Rome

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From legends through the Republic and Empire, including biographies of emperors, kings, and writers, timelines, maps, social life, and Latin.
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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:42 PM

Around the year 400 CE the Roman Empire started to see itself replaced by kings that eventually went on the overthrow the Roman Empire.  There are many theories to exactly why the Roman Empire collapsed.