Megadrought Helped Topple the Assyrian Empire
Mary Caperton Morton, Eos
Around 2,700 years ago in what is now northern Iraq, the Assyrian Empire was at its zenith, dominating the cultural and political landscape of the Fertile Crescent. But within a few years, the empire collapsed, leaving the once thriving capital of Nineveh abandoned for nearly 200 years.
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January 15, 2020 at 11:59PM