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Dorians  (DOR-ee-unz)

Iron Age invaders of Greece, destroyers of Mycenae and other kingdoms according to one theory partly supported by myth. It is certain that the Bronze Age culture called Mycenaean was brought to a violent end, and some look to Dorian invaders from the north with superior weapons of iron. Others look to internal dissent, uprising and rebellion, or some combination.
The archaeological site of Mycenae. (zoom)