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The Dorian Invasion Debunked

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8m Jan 4, 2021
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Based on the article "DID THE DORIAN INVASION CAUSE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE MYCENAEAN PALACES?"

Common belief / claim : The Mycenaean palaces were destroyed around 1200 BC by the Dorians, who invaded Greece from the north.

BAD ANCIENT RATING : FALSE

In this episode Dr. Rees of none other than Bad Ancient guides us into yet again, another controversial title in order to set the record straight.

What was the Dorian Invasion? Where did it originate? And how was this "invasion" appropriated and used by early modern historians?

What do archaeologists and historians think about the "Dorian Invasion Theory?"

The ancient Greeks of the historic era invented the migration of the Dorian to explain the contemporary distribution of ancient Greek dialects. The ancient Greeks usually distinguished between three main dialects – Ionian, Aeolian, and Dorian – and the Dorians were thought to have been relative newcomers. The problem is that there is little evidence for the presumed migration of Doric-speaking Greeks from somewhere north of the Peloponnese, and the Greek story may not be any more historical than the tales told about the demigods Perseus and Heracles.

Link to original article : https://www.badancient.com/claims/dorian-invasion-destruction-mycenaean-palaces/

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kwag @kwag 8m 8 months ago

wait, the spartan lifestyle was a myth? created by the nazis!? I'm going to have to look into this

 
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