Atlantis II, Idea and Reality

by Karl Juergen Hepke

At the beginning of early history of Europe there is an often quoted and often denied phenomenon that was in spite of all denying not driven out of men´s heads. The, as we will see, following recent insights really in the past existing culture of Atlantis, which was described by the Greek philosopher Platon in his books Timayos and Kritias around 600 B.C. Since that time it occurs again and again in thinking of men.

So was Ignatius Donnelly, the talented son of poor irish immigrants into the United States of America obviously an other authority of the Atlantean idea, which are rising from time to time. He was founder of the modern Atlantology and made in his book "Atlantis, the Antediluvian World" the following statements.


Atlantis was that area of the world where mankind overcame at first barbarity and climbed the first steps of civilization.

That Atlantis became in the run of ages a blooming and mighty country. Its spread populated the west coast of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Black- and the Caspian Sea with cultured people.

That Atlantis leaved in mankind an universal memory of a wonderful country in which men in the early time of their history lived in luck and peace for many generations.

That the oldest colony founded by the Atlanteans was Egypt. Its culture and civilization was that of the Atlantean island.

That tools and devices of the Bronze Age were an achievement of Atlantis and that the Atlanteans produced also the first iron.

That Atlantis was the home of the arian and indogerman family of people and also that of semitic and possibly turanian people.


Before and after Donelly has worked a big number of professionals and amateurs at the obviously fascinating subjekt of Atlantis. There were written over 1000 books about Atlantis and for the former position of the town there are theories of over 40 serious scientists.

Because the mystery was not sufficiently solved, new hypothesis about the position of Atlantis were created again and again. Many of them contained something true. Others removed far from the facts, which were given by the very detailed report of Platon and again others tried to recognize only the facts, which fitted to their model of Atlantis and put into question all other by all means of intellectual quarrel.

Nevertheless they have often promoted the process of thinking, especially when their hypothesis was founded by new scientific insights.

One of the most interesting hypothesis to todays sight, is that of Lewis Spence. He was a Scottish researcher of myths and wrote between 1927 and 1942 five books about Atlantis. He discerned as the first, that history knows two Atlantis.

The first, the center of which was in the area of the Antills, the Sea of Sargasso and the nowadays Bermuda-Triangle. It sunk by a natural disaster with following rise of the sea-level. Here it will be named Atlantis I.

The second , which was described by Platon and will be called here Atlantis II, when the danger of mixing up is possible.

Facing the work of research of a countless number of scientists, it is possible to say, that the former assertions of Donnely and Spence have been far-reaching confirmed and that it is possible to add today some new.

The megalithic cultures of western Europe are a product of the early time of Atlantis II or, at least with their beginning at the coasts of the Atlantic, of the late time of Atlantis I. The previous supposition, that the megalithic culture came from the East, has proved as wrong, thanks of the modern methods of radiocarbon dating. The megalithic culture is therefore gone from the coasts of the Atlantic to the East.

b. Phoenicians and Etruscans are direct successors of the Atlanteans and have saved the culture of Atlantis II to historic time. With discoveries in the Iberian peninsula is more and more proved that here is the cultural native country of the Phoenicians. In the historic time of the Greeks the relations to Iberia only were restored.

c. The Atlantean culture has produced the Minoic Culture at Crete and the achaic culture in Greece.
Also these two cultures are corresponding to the Atlantian culture and its following to each other corresponds to the Atlantean colonisation from West to East.

d. The arian Indians (D) are the last living successors of Atlantis II. They have saved a part of the old knowledge and the old culture until today. This will be proved, like the following assumptions, detailed in the chapters concerning the Atlantean Empire and the Atlantean migration.

e. The old Troja, that appears in the Ilias and Odyssey of Homer was a branch of Atlantis II. The town was constructed like Tharsis, the capital of Atlantis II. The culture of Troja was that of Atlantis II.

f.Sidon and Tyrus at the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, were also branches of Atlantis II. and later strong, fortified bases of the Atlantian fleet. They took its task after the complete destruction of Tharsis by a natural desaster. Also these towns were built in great parts like Tharsis. This is also valid for other Phoenician or Kanaanean towns like Ugarit and Hazor.

g. The empire of the Medeans and the Persians in Iran was founded by after the catastrophe of Atlantis II at 1250 B.C. immigrated Atlantian people. The in history known Indo-Iranian migration can therefore also be called Atlantian migration.

h. The Aramaeens of Syria and the Chaldaeens of Babylon are also groups with Atlantian origin. Also other in the time after 1000 B.C. suddenly rising groups like the Nabataeens, when they show characteristic features of the culture of Atlantis.
Because Nazareth, the town in which Jesus spent his youth and where his mother Maria was born , has no part in Jewish history, but was since nearly 1700 B.C. under Phoenician influence and later in course of the Atlantian migration settled by Aramaeens it is possible, that
Jesus of Nazareth,(D) like most of his disciples coming from Galilae, were late Atlantians.(D) His to peace admonishing theorie fits much better to the Atlantian peaceful tradition than to the aggressive jewry, which he was attacking and which was at last his death.

i. The empire of the Hittites in Turkey,(D) the kingdom of Mitanni of the Churrits in Syria and the kingdoms of Urartu and Man in Armenia were at least in their leadership dominated by immigrated groups of Atlantean origin. In this countries you can find the features of Atlantian empire, technical knowledge and religion.

j. Also the so called "Kassites" who ruled for 400 years with support of Egypt and the Hittites Babylon and formed its "golden time" were an Atlantean group of people. Also the "Hyksos" who ruled from 1650-1570 B.C. in Egypt.

k. The Basques (D) who live in northern Spain and southern France in the region of the western Pyrenees are an national intact rest group of the Atlantean people of Spain. Therefore the Basque language is the last language based on Atlantian language in Europe.

When in historic time the situation at the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea became more and more difficult, the Phoenicians founded Carthago, their "new capital". It was situated in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and at the entry of the western part at the coast of northern Africa. This was an commercial advantage but a strategic mistake. Carthago had no friendly hinterland and was therefore not able to resist for a long time the attacks of the Romans.

All these historical founded facts show, that the first aim of traditional Atlantian policy was the warranty of trading and not a gain of political and military power as the Romans (D) later practised.


Read to this in English: The History of Atlantis, the forgotten Origin of our Culture          By Karl Juergen Hepke

Or as a book in German language:


DIE GESCHICHTE VON ATLANTIS, der vergessene Ursprung unserer Kultur
by Karl Juergen Hepke
TRIGA-DER VERLAG, D 63584 Gruendau-Rothenbergen, Germany, 2nd Edition, Hardcover, 268 Pages, EUR 22,00, ISBN 978-3-89774-539-1 ,