Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Cause(s) of the Minoan Collapse?

  1. #1
    Advisor Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Angela's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-01-11
    Posts
    15,329
    Points
    280,964
    Level
    100
    Points: 280,964, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%


    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: USA - New York



    Cause(s) of the Minoan Collapse?



    This article claims certain tablets pinpoint the cause.
    https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/...tion-1.7809371


    Personally, this reads to me like a weakened civilization indeed taken over by invaders, even if they didn't exterminate all the men.


    The mystery of what happened to the Minoan civilization has tormented archaeologists for over a century, and the tale has now taken a new twist. Nothing happened to them, say archaeologists who have been excavating the island of Crete for over thirty years.
    This extraordinary people, who produced palatial architecture unparalleled in the Aegean region at the time, were not immolated by the volcanic eruption of Thera as once thought, crushed by earthquake, or squashed by Mycenaean Greece as more recently supposed. Rather, the Minoans, who had for centuries wielded influence throughout the Aegean, did experience earthquakes that rattled them, were indeed badly weakened by the volcanic blast from Thera on the nearby island of Santorini, and did experience the unamiable attentions of the mainland Greeks.
    But although the two cultures appear to have struggled, over time the elite elements of both became virtually indistinguishable, after 1450 B.C.E., if not earlier. Minoan influence as such would recede and the by-then-Mycenaeanised islanders would soldier on until the great collapse of civilization around the Mediterranean Basin, around 1,200 B.C.E."


    Non si fa il proprio dovere perchè qualcuno ci dica grazie, lo si fa per principio, per se stessi, per la propria dignità. Oriana Fallaci

  2. #2
    Advisor Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran25000 Experience Points
    bicicleur's Avatar
    Join Date
    27-01-13
    Location
    Zwevegem, Belgium
    Posts
    5,335
    Points
    46,102
    Level
    66
    Points: 46,102, Level: 66
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 848
    Overall activity: 0%


    Country: Belgium - Flanders



    afaik there was a destruction horizon in Crete when the Myceneans took over and the only one of the many palaces rebuilt was Knossos

  3. #3
    Regular Member Achievements:
    100 Experience Points7 days registered

    Join Date
    19-09-19
    Age
    31
    Posts
    44
    Points
    238
    Level
    2
    Points: 238, Level: 2
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 12
    Overall activity: 24.0%


    Country: Armenia



    Genocide?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Junior Member Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    11-02-18
    Posts
    5
    Points
    1,227
    Level
    9
    Points: 1,227, Level: 9
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 123
    Overall activity: 4.0%


    Country: USA - Illinois



    Wasn't there a theory that it was because of natural disaster? Something about a tsunami or volcano.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •