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The lifespans of ancient civilisations

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The lifespans of ancient civilisations

BBC Future - Luke Kemp

In the graphic below, the University of Cambridge’s Luke Kemp compiled a list of civilisations to compare how long they lasted. One way to look at the rise and fall of past civilisations is to compare their longevity. This can be difficult, because there is no strict definition of civilisation, nor …

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