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Who were the Syro-Palestinains? II: City States

Ancient Syria-Palestine was not a single state, but a series of individual city-states, each with its own ruler. Watch Dr Bruce Routledge explain more

Now that we know a about the attraction of the Syria-Palestine area, Dr Bruce Routledge provides some more detail.

In this video, he tells us about the organisation of Syria-Palestinian people into city-states during the Late Bronze Age. How many different social groups did he allude to? Is there anything that surprised you about the social hierarchy of this time? Why do you think that some groups decided to opt out of this hierarchy completely? Place your theories and observations in the comments section.

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