During this time the Dorians took advantage of the troubles in the area to increase their power.
Other groups of people began leaving the Greek mainland and settled in colonies in other areas. One of these was Ionia on the coast of Asia Minor (Turkey).
|Alex's (age 19, special needs) notebook page|
"Ionic columns are topped with scrolls. Doric columns are flat. Corinthian columns are much more ornate."
We decided to look at Greek architecture and in particular the styles of Greek columns named after the Dorians and Ionians.
During this same time, the Israelites are settling in Canaan. This is also the time of King David and King Solomon.
The scarcity of food was a continuing source of trouble. The land was rocky and mountainous. There were some olive groves, but wheat was scarce. Meat was only eaten on special occasions. Primarily their diet consisted of porridge and fruit. We decided to have some porridge (oatmeal) and fruit for breakfast.
The Greeks then went into a period in which we call the Dark Ages, as we know very little about what was happening during this time period. As they concentrated mainly on surviving, the arts and the palaces declined.
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