Mystery of death of Ancient Egypt
An international group of researchers came to the conclusion that the cause of the fall of the ancient Egyptian civilization was the eruption that led to global climate change. Article scientists published in the journal Nature Communications.
The existence of Ancient Egypt as ancient culture depended on the annual flooding of the Nile river. Rich in trace elements and organic substances, water is periodically poured a vast valley, maintaining the fertility of local soils. This led to the development of agriculture in the region. For this reason, almost all the major Egyptian cities were built in the river valley.
Flooding of the Nile, in turn, depends on monsoon rains in the Ethiopian highlands. The rainy season begins in June and continues through December, with peak precipitation occurs in the summer season. The ancient Egyptians started planting in October, when the river water receded, revealing the muddy understand. However, in some years almost no Nile flooded the valley, which led to crop failures and hence abrupt changes in the economy and politics.