Why Egypt Fell

4 April 2015

The link below is to a video of a programme on Discovery Channel some time ago. It relates the story of archaeologists seeking to understand why the Old Kingdom fell – and why eighty per cent of villages in the delta ceased to exist (suddenly and dramatically). Of course, if you look at the event from a terrestrial point of view you will reach a terrestrialised answer. In the case of the film makers the Old Kingdom of Egypt and the Akkadian Empire in what is now Iraq, fell as a result of drought. However, drought was probably a symptom of some even more dramatic event as deduced by Marie Anne Courtney elsewhere (see the Proceedings of the Second SIS Cambridge Conference). Go to www.dailymotion.com/video/x27dabh_discovery-channel-why-ancient-egypt-fe…

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