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Studying external stimuli to the development of the ancient Aegean The 'Kingship in Heaven'-theme from Kumarbi to Kronos via Anatolia

  title={Studying external stimuli to the development of the ancient Aegean The 'Kingship in Heaven'-theme from Kumarbi to Kronos via Anatolia},
  author={E.W.M. van Dongen},
It is commonly accepted nowadays that ancient Aegean culture included many elements that were not indigenous. But scholars still question the importance of these for the development of the region. I contend that such scepticism is mistaken. Ideas about the ancient Aegean’s cultural independence are founded in the history of research in this field, and could be countered by more detailed studies of specific cultural elements. The following issues should be addressed: the likelihood of an… Expand

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