Population boom, droughts contributed to collapse of ancient Assyrian Empire

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Researchers have drawn parallels between decline of Assyrian civilization and today’s situation in Syria and Iraq. There’s more to the decline of the once mighty ancient Assyrian Empire than just civil wars and political unrest. Archaeological, historical, and paleoclimatic evidence suggests that climatic factors and population growth might also have come into play.

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