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Dark Age

Period, roughly from the twelfth to ninth centuries B.C.E., following the destruction of the Mycenaean kingdoms. Some speculate that Dorian invaders from the north with iron weapons laid waste the Mycenaean culture. Others look to internal dissent, uprising and rebellion, or perhaps some combination.
The Lion Gate at ancient Mycenae.. (zoom)