Ancient History

What began the Dark Age in ancient Greece?
Answered by Planet Green
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  1. Around the year 1100 B.C., primitive Dorian invaders began arriving in Greece from the north and destroying the sophisticated Mycenaean culture, thus beginning the Dark Age. Over a span of 200 years, the Dorians attacked many Greek cities and eventually established their base in Sparta. The city of Athens was spared, so many defeated Achaeans (Mycenaean Greeks) migrated there, preserving their culture and practices. Antagonism between the cultured Athenians and rough Spartans lasted for centuries, until the Dorians and Achaeans merged into one people, the Hellenic Greeks.

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