Europe 1000 BCE

Major population movements in Europe have caused widespread upheaval, and the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations have vanished.

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What is happening in Europe in 1000BCE

This map shows the history of Europe in 1000 BCE.

A period of turmoil

Over the past few centuries the peoples of Europe have experienced widespread disruption as the peoples of the Tumulus cultures have expanded out from their central Europe homelands, just before 1200 BCE. The train of migrations and invasions this set in motion has had a huge impact on the wider world. It probably caused the fall of the first literate civilization on the European mainland, that of the Mycenaeans, and led to the violent eruption of the “Sea Peoples” from southern Europe into Middle Eastern history.

Within Europe itself, the peoples of the old Tumulus cultures are now distributed around western, central and southern parts of the continent. Over the next few centuries they will become Celts, Germans, Slavs and Italians.

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