A laser scanner atop the Cyclopean wall at the Lower Castle of Tiryns, Mycaenae, measuring every slight motion in the ground. Klaus-Gunter Hinzen

Fatal Flaw in Quake Theory: Science Reveals What Brought Down Mycenaean Palaces

Debris and bodies crushed under fallen walls had led archaeologists to think Mycenaean civilization was brought down by quake. Can't be, geophysical study reports

The abrupt collapse of the Mycenaean palaces 3,200 years ago has been bedeviling historians ever since. Come the 1980s, when archaeologists were excavating the fortress-palace of Tiryns, a major warrior...

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