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The Bronze Age Collapse
« on: September 12, 2018, 12:32:15 PM »
A nice introductory lecture from Dr. Eric Cline on the mysterious Bronze Age civilisational collapse. Cline is a fairly well-known archeologist and author probably most famous for his excavations at Megiddo from 1994 to 2014.

The lecture briefly touches on the causes for the collapse of ~1186 BC, the elusive Sea Peoples, and the extensive trade network that connected many of the polities in the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East during the Late Bronze Age.

 
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Re: The Bronze Age Collapse
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »
Notice Pharaoh Akhenaton at 2:00. The elongated face can be indicative of Marfan Syndrome. Some people think Abe Lincoln had the same condition.
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Re: The Bronze Age Collapse
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 09:19:39 AM »
Notice Pharaoh Akhenaton at 2:00. The elongated face can be indicative of Marfan Syndrome. Some people think Abe Lincoln had the same condition.

Hmm... interesting idea. Truth be told, I always just assumed the elongated face was a stylistic device, sort of like how the Romans always depicted their slaves as though they were 3 feet tall in mosaics and sculptures.