Skip to comments.Downfall of Ancient Greece Caused by 300-Year Drought
Posted on 10/25/2013 4:43:00 AM PDT by Renfield
A 300-year drought may have caused the demise of several Mediterranean cultures, including ancient Greece, new research suggests.
A sharp drop in rainfall may have led to the collapse of several eastern Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece, around 3,200 years ago. The resulting famine and conflict may help explain why the entire Hittite culture, chariot-riding people who ruled most of the region of Anatolia, vanished from the planet, according to a study published in August in the journal PLOS ONE. Lost golden period
Even during the heyday of Classical Greek civilization, there were hints of an earlier culture that was lost. Homer's "Iliad," written in the eighth century B.C. about a legendary war between Sparta and Troy, paints a picture of sophisticated Greek city-states, which archaeological evidence suggests once existed. [The 7 Most Mysterious Archaeological Discoveries]
"The classical Greek folks knew from the very beginning that they were coming out of a dark age," said Brandon Lee Drake, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico, who was not involved in the study.
The ancient Hittite empire of Anatolia began a precipitous decline around 3,300 B.C. Around the same time, the Egyptian empire was invaded by marauding sea bandits, called the Sea People, and the ancient Mycenaean culture of Greece collapsed. Over the next 400 years, ancient cities were burned to the ground and were never rebuilt, Drake said.....
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You’re saying they experienced the horrors of anthropogenic global warming even back then??!? You mean Al Gore was born 3,180 years too late?
Fuzzy history meets fuzzy math.
Those darned CO2-belching chariots did them in, I tell ya.
Heed thee this warning!
The Sea People: Phoenecians, or ‘Philistines’?
Another theory is that a Nubian named ‘Barackles’ tried to integrate Sythians into the Pelopennes while installing Hippocrates as Dictator, taking the greatest part of Mycenaens’ wages for healthcare.
It was a tragedy in three parts.
Climate change even way back then!! What a shame there was no algor to warn them :(
Sodom and Gomorah would have been destroyed in this time period right along with these other immoral civilizations. Sounds like God was “chrono-forming” the world to shape history and peoples for the coming Messiah.
Obviously it wasn’t CO2. The Yak teams pulling the chariots were belching out too much methane in their flatulence. They tried natural cork to curb the hockey stick effect, but that clearly didn’t work.
The Trojan War was not a war between Sparta and Troy, even if Helen was the wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. The traditional Greek version of the war, for what it’s worth, has a coalition of warriors from all over Greece taking part, led by Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and brother of Menelaus. The most memorable Greek heroes were not Spartans—men such as Achilles, Odysseus, Nestor, Ajax, Diomedes.
There are two lists of “Sea Peoples” in Egyptian records. One of the names is “Peleset” which is agreed to be the Phlistines (who were immigrants to the land of Canaan, not originally inhabitants of the region later known as Philistia).
There is abundant evidence to indicate that Troy, and the Trojan war, didn't happen in the Mediterranean at all, but in northern Europe, perhaps as a struggle of early Celts; and that Homer was merely reciting his version of an older conflict, the news of which has passed widely throughout ancient Europe. I suggest a reading of the book Where Troy Once Stood, by Iman Jacob Wilkens, for a good exposition of an alternate interpretation of the particulars of that conflict.
Whether there really was a Trojan War is disputed. Maybe something similar happened in Celtic Europe (not unlikely given they were all a bunch of bloodthristy Indo-European tribes), but the Greeks would have known nothing of anything in northern Europe. It's possible there was an older story about a siege that happened to be applied to the ruins at Troy after Greeks settled in the area.
I think Sodom And Gomorrah were destroyed years earlier with this incident:
Yes. That was intended to read “3300 years ago”, not “3300BC”. The whole article is about the period from about 1500BC through 800BC.
Huh. I thought it was the Romans kicking the Greeks in the teeth and taking all their stuff that did them in?
Looks like another dark age is coming to the whole planet
Clever! Are you sure about the Pelopennes? I heard they were they were the Pelosinnines... They were said to have to write the cunniform in order to know what was in it.
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