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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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We want to make sure that there's enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back, and perhaps shorten the length of the Dark Ages," he said.
The author takes the reader on ten journeys--each journey 75 miles or more--across Britain to reconstruct the history and people of the region in the Dark Ages and early medieval period.
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He tasked them with exploring the village and getting hands-on with Dark Ages crafts such as candle making, pottery, rope-making, fabricating jewellery, producing their own ink and even concocting Viking medicines and potions.
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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.
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Until recently, astronomers believed that it was impossible to observe stars when the universe was so young and just coming out of its so-called dark age -- a time when the universe was permeated by hydrogen gas and before any light sources such as stars had switched on.
Nothing was producing visible light during the Dark Ages, which lasted several hundred million years.
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The light at the end of the dark ages is almost in sight.