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What destroyed the Mycenaean civilization?

Around the year 1200 BCE the Mycenaean civilization shows signs of decline. By 1100 it was extinguished. The palaces were destroyed, and their system of writing, their art, and their way of life were gone. According to Greek legends, they were replaced by half-civilized Dorian invaders from the north.

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Also to know is, who conquered the Mycenaeans?

Four years later Schliemann began excavation of the fabled city of Mycenae in southern Greece which, according to legend, had been ruled by King Agamemnon, the conqueror of Troy.

Additionally, who destroyed the Minoan civilization? Volcanic explosion. Three and a half thousand years ago, the tiny Aegean island of Thera was devastated by one of the worst natural disasters since the Ice Age - a huge volcanic eruption. This cataclysm happened 100km from the island of Crete, the home of the thriving Minoan civilisation.

Beside this, why did Mycenaean civilization fall?

Suggestions from scholars to explain the general collapse of the Mycenaean culture (and other contemporary ones in the Mediterranean) include natural disaster (earthquakes, volcanic explosions, and tsunami), overpopulation, internal social and political unrest, invasion from foreign tribes such as the Sea Peoples,

What was the Mycenaean civilization known for?

Bronze Age Civilizations- The Mycenaeans. The Mycenaeans are named after the city-state of Mycenae, a palace city and one of the most powerful of the Mycenaean city-states. The Mycenaeans are the first Greeks, in other words, they were the first people to speak the Greek language.

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