Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.5.8. Athens, Attica and the Cyclades
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A. Athens

[German source]

A.1. End of Late Bronze Age

Contrary to a widespread view, Athens (Greek Athênai) was indeed probably affected by the upheavals associated with the fall of the  Mycenaean palace states around 1200. Evidence for this is found in a destruction layer near the northeastern approach to the Acropolis, beneath which many almost completely intact vessels have been found, and in a well filled with debris on the northwestern slope of the Acropolis [11]. The destruction on the Acropolis attested by these fin…

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Ruppenstein, Florian, “2.5.8. Athens, Attica and the Cyclades”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_006959>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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