An­cient Egypt af­fected by cli­mate change?

BBC History Magazine - - History Now / News -

Re­searchers have claimed that an­cient Egypt may have been brought down by so­cial un­rest caused by cli­mate change and vol­ca­noes. The study, pub­lished in Na­ture Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, uses mod­ern cli­mate sci­ence and an­cient texts to ex­plore the im­pact of vol­canic erup­tions on the river Nile. It claims that famine and ri­ots were caused by nat­u­ral events that re­duced the sum­mer flood­ing needed for crop growth.

Nile flood­ing was es­sen­tial for grow­ing ng crops in an­cient Egypt

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