CAIRO – 2 October 2022: Scholars from different ages have always debated which year was the worst for humanity, and most of them referred to 536 AD because of the alarmingly high number of deaths, the many events that led to these deaths, and the terrible living conditions of most humans.
It is necessary to mention that most historians refer to 536 AD as the period between 536 and 542 AD. This is because most of the factors that define this dark period as the worst period in history began in AD 536, making it the worst period in the eyes of many.
It is said that the year 536 AD was the coldest year in the previous 2300 years, making winter a season of survival for most cultures. Modern scientists also tell us that many strange events led the climate to suddenly change.
Some scholars noted that they saw heavy snow in China during the peak of summer, and most of the crops were damaged by the harsh climate, which led to famine. This happened not only in China but in many other parts of the world, where the snow never settled. Scientists also argue that the sun did not provide the same level of heat during that particular year, according to Science.
Furthermore, South America suffered from three long months of heavy rain followed by three months of drought, affecting agriculture in the continent, and leading to famine.
Scientists believe that these drastic changes in climate contributed to the collapse of many cultures across the world.