The eastern Mediterranean and Near East (12th – mid 10th cent. BC)
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Between c. 1200 and 1150, the Late Bronze Age civilizations and political units in the Aegaean region, in Anatolia, Syria and Palestine were obliterated. The collapse of the political, economic and cultural systems had many causes and happened in different ways in different regions. The evidence is problematic: substantial written …

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Fuchs, A., Kamlah, J., Müller-Wollermann, R., Novák, M. and Wittke, A.-M., “The eastern Mediterranean and Near East (12th – mid 10th cent. BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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