Human history before unlimited texting plans.
The Mycenaean's military-imposed sun-down to sun-up light's out policy.
The early teen years when hormones become active, confusion sets in, and the ability to make good decisions suffers.
A period when economic activity, intellectual achievements, and the creation of artistic works slows down.
The stories told by wandering storytellers.
The invention of the wheel allowed more Greeks to travel.
The expansion of trade routes.
Volcanic ash blocked out the sun and crop failure.
Poor leadership and the punishment of the gods.
Years of drought and poor fishing.
Fighting among Mycenaean colonies and the Dorian invasion.
All Greeks began to dress in the "Greek style."
A common alphabet.
A common language.
Picture A. You can tell because it looks abandoned.
Picture A. You can tell because it is fortified by a protective wall.
Picture B. You can tell because buildings are made of stone.
Picture B. You can tell because it's built on a hill.
In Greek, Mycenae means "hero."
Mycenae is the Dorian word for "loser."
From the legendary King Mycenae.
The capital city of Mycenae.
The Mycenaeans became the dominant power in the Aegean Sea through conquest and colonization.
The Dorians defeated the Mycenaeans with iron weapons.
The Mycenaeans believed themselves to be great warriors.
The Mycenaean's warlike nature led to infighting among their colonies and weakened their civilization.