Climate change has resulted in salty groundwater in Iraq’s ancient Babylon, which is corroding some of humanity’s earliest structures. Now, archaeologists are preserving locations that were previously regarded as one of the world’s wonders using low-salt mudbricks created by a local craftsman.
Water levels in lakes and rivers have drastically decreased as a result of the severe drought that has affected Europe this summer. The effects of the drought are clearly visible in France, among other places. The low water levels in the Loire River, France’s longest river, also presented findings that would contribute to the scientific world.
Machu Picchu is an Inca settlement built on top of a mountain stretching out from the clouds to the sky. The site, above the Urubamba river, has been variously described as a fortress, imperial sanctuary, and ceremonial site.