Fossil coral records provide new evidence that frequent winter shamals, or dust storms, and a prolonged cold winter season contributed to the collapse of the ancient Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia.
King Naram-Sin of Akkad, grandson of Sargon, leading his army to victory
[Credit: WikiCommons]The Akkadian Empire (24th to 22nd century BCE) was the first united empire in Mesopotamia and thrived with the development of irrigation. Yet,…
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