[–] iyskreem 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The headline isn't a question. Just phrase it as a statement. EDIT: I can see that OP isn't the one who phrased it that way, but I'm still upsetti about this

[–] physicscat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Very interesting.

[–] derram 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.ph/wip/bCZ3C :

2020-06-23 | The volcano that caused famines in ancient Rome? It was in Alaska | Ars Technica

'For years, modern historians have speculated that a major volcanic eruption might have been the culprit. '

'But the volcanic eruption in Alaska may have ultimately helped make Cleopatra the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. '

'McConnell and his colleagues used a computer simulation to model how the Okmok eruption might have impacted the ancient world. '

'Okmok’s 43 BCE eruption can be seen in the same ice cores that helped identify it. '

'Ancient writers who survived the period describe cold weather, short growing seasons, and widespread famine around the Mediterranean, from Rome to Egypt. '

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