IIT KGP scientists discover 900-year drought wiped out Indus civilisation

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Scientists from the Department of Geology and Geophysics at KGP have found that unlike the widely held belief that a 200-year drought destroyed the Indus civilisation, it was actually a much longer period of no rain--900-years!

"The study revealed that from 2,350 BC (4,350 years ago) till 1,450 BC, the monsoon had a major weakening effect over the zone where the civilisation flourished. A drought-like situation developed, forcing residents to abandon their settlements in search of greener pastures," said Anil Kumar Gupta, the lead researcher and a senior faculty of geology at the institute.

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