This 4 November 2018 video says about itself:
Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic
Ancient Mesopotamia proved that fertile land and the knowledge to cultivate it was a fortuitous recipe for wealth and civilization. Learn how this “land between two rivers” became the birthplace of the world’s first cities, advancements in math and science, and the earliest evidence of literacy and a legal system.
Fossil coral records provide new evidence that frequent winter shamals, or dust storms, and a prolonged cold winter season contributed to the collapse of the ancient Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia: here.