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1.5 The End of the Mycenaean World Late Bronze Age: generalized collapse in eastern Mediterranean (1300-1000 BCE) Egypt (New Kingdom): Sea Peoples End of New Kingdom (around 1200) Invasion of “sea peoples” Mesopotamia (Middle Babylonian Empire): End of Middle Babylonian Empire Hittites (BA empire in Near East) End of empire that last from around 1600-1205 1205: inscriptions cease abruptly in 1205; capital Hattusas destroyed elsewhere: Cyprus, Syria, Assyria, Palestine/Isreal, Greece refugees waves of refugees destabilize interstate relationships, trade networks leads to widespread unrest for several generations Final Phase Mycenean Greece (1300-1000) shift of Mycenean activity to the east more defensive works palaces respond less work on palace buildings graves: few precious objects use of shorter, stout-bladed swords Athens, Tiryns: water supply fortified Isthmus fortified Mycenae: shaft graves covered examples series of destruction events (time frame)
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