Ancient Egypt may have fallen in part because of riots caused by climate change and volcanoes – according to a new paper.
The new study paints a picture of the ancient civilisation riven by droughts and disasters.
It looked at the impact of the severe events of ancient Egypt – finding that they caused stress on its economy and ability to fight wars.
the research threatens to completely upend our understanding of the effects of climate change on early societies – according to the researchers behind it.
Around 70 per cent of the world currently lives in regions that similarly rely on monsoons for their crops – and could fall victim to the same troubles.