akkadian period

indian soldiers patrol a section of barbed-wire fence along the border with bangladesh near agartala

Weatherwatch: walls cannot keep out climate change

The collapse of the Akkadian empire after a 300-year drought is a pertinent lesson from history — History is littered with examples of rulers building walls to keep out undesirables, invaders and immigrants. The Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall in Britain are among the best-known examples, and there is a 2,000-mile (3,200km) fence …

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