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Climate May Have Helped Crumble One of the Ancient World’s Most Powerful Civilizations

CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies) at the University of Colorado-Boulder posted an interesting story earlier this week about how changes in climate, specifically a megadrought, may have contributed to the collapse of the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century BC. Assyria was one of the most powerful empires on earth and was located in modern-day northern Iraq.

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