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Volcanic Eruption in Alaska May Have Sparked Political Turmoil in Ancient Rome – Gizmodo


Satellite view of Okmok volcano in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The crater measures 6 miles (10 km) wide.

Satellite view of Okmok volcano in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The crater measures 6 miles (10 km) wide.
Image: US Geological Survey

An unusually powerful volcanic eruption in 43 BCE has been linked to political upheaval on the other side of the globe, including the fall of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

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Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators in 44 BCE, triggering a chain of events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom (a long standing Egyptian dynasty) and the rise of the
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