Researchers: Collapse of ancient Greece linked to centuries-long drought

08/14/2013 |

The effects of a 300-year drought may have led to the decline of ancient Greece, as well as other Mediterranean cultures, a study in PLoS One suggests. "This climate shift caused crop failures, dearth and famine, which precipitated or hastened socioeconomic crises and forced regional human migrations," said the study's authors.

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