Boerseun Posted March 31, 2007 Report Share Posted March 31, 2007 From Wiki:The Bronze Age collapse is the name of the period of history of the Ancient Middle East extending between the collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and Syria and the Egyptian Empire in Syria and Palestine between 1206 and 1150 BC, down to the rise of settled Aramaean kingdoms of the mid 10th century BC, and the rise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. In the first phase of this period, almost every city between Troy and Gaza was destroyed, and often left unoccupied thereafter (eg Troy, Hattusas, Mycenae, Ugarit etc). It's the first time I've heard of this! Mighty interesting! Some of the historians actually say this this was a bigger calamity in the Ancient World than the fall of the Roman Empire! Anyone know anything about this? There are plenty postulated causes, from earthquakes to drought to invasion by the mysterious sea peoples... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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