2350 BC Middle East Anomaly

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The 2350 BC Middle East Anomaly was a natural disaster involving wildfires and floods and air blast of over 100 megatons power which appears to have been caused by a comet or asteroid impact. Some say that its impact site is marked by the Umm al Binni lake in southern Iraq. Evidence comes from deposits which have been found.[1]

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  1. ^ Courty M-A (1998) Causes and effects of the 2350 BC Middle East anomaly evidenced by micro-debris fallout, surface combustion and soil explosion. In: Peiser BJ, Palmer T, Bailey ME (eds) Natural catastrophes during Bronze Age civilisations: archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural Perspectives. British Archaeol Reports S728, Archaeopress, Oxford.