Tag: minoans

Bronze Age Collapse: Pollen Study Highlights Late Bronze Age Drought

09/03 | What caused the Bronze Age collapse? A recent study of pollen grains in sediment cores beneath the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea provides a new view of the   Read more…

Posted in News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Last Days of Hattusa

08/29 | In the latter part of the second millennium B.C., the Hittite empire was a Near Eastern superpower. Its capital, Hattusa, was a great city of palaces and temples surrounded by   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

08/01 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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