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A volcanic winter from an eruption in the late 17th century BCE has been claimed by some researchers to correlate with entries in Chinese records documenting the collapse of the Xia dynasty in China. According to the Bamboo Annals, the collapse of the dynasty and the rise of the Shang dynasty, approximately dated to 1618 BCE, were accompanied by "yellow fog, a dim sun, then three suns, frost in July, famine, and the withering of all five cereals"

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Samsu-Ditana was a king in the First Dynasty from 1625 BCE to 1595 BCE.


Fourth decade of 100 year epidemic that struck Egypt in 1650 BCE.


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