From the collapse of ancient Rome to the fall of the Mayan empire, evidence from archaeology suggests that five factors have almost invariably been involved in the loss of civilizations: uncontrollable population movements; new epidemic diseases; failing states leading to increased warfare; collapse of trade routes leading to famine; and climate change.Watch the World Economic Forum video on “Why do civilizations collapse?” by Professor Ian Morris:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxieVARtZ7c&feature=emb_logoyou are to select one (1) civilization which has failed and write a five- to ten-page essay exploring the events that led to the end of that civilization. Your essay should include an exploration of the basic characteristics of the civilization; the events that preceded the fall; a description of the actual fall, and a narrative of the aftermath.

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