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Volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted lives of ancient Egyptians

Did violent volcanoes in Russia, Greenland and Alaska affect the lives of ancient Egyptians?

It may sound improbable, but according to a new study, the answer is yes.

In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows that explosive volcanic eruptions in high northern latitudes of the globe can impact the Nile watershed, causing the flow of one of the world's mightiest rivers to slow.

This in turn could keep the lower Nile from flooding in the late summer months - a regular occurrence on

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