How did the Mycenaean civilization end?
New study finds: Ancient Mycenaean civilization might have collapsed due to uprising or invasion. For many years, the prevailing theory on how the Mycenaean civilisation collapsed was that devastating earthquakes led to the destruction of its palaces in the Peloponnese, southern Greece around 1,200 BC.
Why did the Minoans fall?
Evidence suggests that the Minoans disappeared so suddenly because of the massive volcanic eruption in the Santorini Islands. ... We know now that the Santorini eruption and the collapse of the volcanic cone into the sea caused tsunamis which devastated the coasts of Crete and other Minoan coastal towns.
What did the Minoans do for fun?
Apart from their magnificent artwork, their religion and the many crafts they produced the Minoans spent some of their leisure time taking part in sports activities such as, boxing, wrestling and bull leaping. The bull leaping is believed to be in connection with bull worship.
What made the Minoans wealthy?
Minoans made their wealth from trade and built ships to sail to as far as Egypt and Syria. ... In 1450 B.C. the Minoan civilization suddenly collapsed, some historians think undersea earthquakes caused giant waves that washed away the Minoans' cities.
What are mycenaeans best known for?
Mycenae is perhaps best known in mythology as the city of Agamemnon, the son of Atreus. King Agamemnon led the expedition against Troy during the Trojan War, which Homer accounted in his epic poem the Iliad.
What did the Mycenaeans build instead of cities?
Why didn't Minoan cities have walls around them? ... What did the Mycenaeans build instead of cities? fortress-palaces. How was the Trojan War described in the Iliad?
What was found at Knossos?
Archaeological survey of the upper strata of the Neolithic site revealed artifacts such as gold jewelry, glazed pottery, and bronze. A prepalace structure from 3000 b.c. was also identified, thus making the Early Minoan Period contemporary with the emergence of the Early Bronze Age in the Aegean.
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