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Dark Ages:

see Middle AgesMiddle Ages,
period in Western European history that followed the disintegration of the West Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th cent. and lasted into the 15th cent., i.e., into the period of the Renaissance.
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dark ages

The period between the recombination epoch and the formation of the first bright galaxies. Toward the end of this time the first generation of stars must have formed in protogalaxies, and created the first heavy elements. The absence of observable radiation renders this period ‘dark’. Only when sufficient stars or quasars have formed to reionize the intergalactic medium (as revealed by the Gunn–Peterson test) is this period observable.
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The Dark Ages are the shadowy centuries from the end of the Roman occupation in the early Fifth century to the end of the Ninth Century - a time which produced legends like King Arthur and Alfred the Great.
There are, however, elements of the monastic movements that served well in other dark ages.
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We know of only two other similar carvings outside Pictland - at Dunadd in Argyll and on Edinburgh Castle rock, both of which were capitals of Dark Age kingdoms.
Suddenly there were over 1,500 new clues into the Midlands' Dark Age past - pommels from tops of swords, pieces of warrior helmet, strange serpents and mangled crosses.
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Toronto, April 16 (ANI): A remarkably well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey, believed to be constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th/9th-centuries BC, is shedding light on the so-called Dark Age.
The tribes went on to form the mysterious dark age kingdom of the Hwicce, which was probably based near Worcester or Evesham.
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Of greatest importance are those sites of the Dark Age when Wales first secured its self identity.
SUSPECTED international terrorists claimed Britain had entered a ``new dark age of injustice'' after losing landmark appeals against their imprisonment yesterday.