Beginning and Expansion of Atlantis

by Karl Juergen Hepke

To the todays level of knowledge you can suppose, that Iberia and the areas bordering to North and West got their first settlement by Cro-Magnon people coming from Africa. It is possible, that these Cro-Magnons were not only stronger in their physique, which is proved by finds, but also bigger than man of later times and got therefore into history as "giants". As we have seen in other chapters, the Cro-Magnons were preceded by Neanderthal-man who disappeared at the immigration of the new kind of man and had no further roll in development of mankind.

The immigration happened in times of glacial epochs and warmer times between it , in changing rhythm of progression and regression of ice since 30 000 B.C.. Much is speaking for the supposition, that these immigrants founded a high culture at that early time. Rests of it are found since 1968 at many places in the Atlantic, covered with water and sediments. This you can read in the chapter "The legendary old Atlantis in the Bermuda Triangle".

About 10 000 B.C. , at the end of the last glacial time, in North-Africa, Iberia and the South of France a culture of high level lived. This you can see in paintings of that time in caves in Spain and southern France and drawings at rocks in the Sahara. In science this culture is called to its main places of finds Azilien and Tardenoisien.

About 9500 B.C. there was a gigantic impact of an asteroid in the northern Atlantic, probably in the area of the Banks of Bahama, which destroyed this culture nearly totally. The power of the impact moved the North-Pole 3500 Km in direction North, seen by the Atlantic, and destroyed with earthquakes and gigantic tsunamis the old Atlantis I with its men, as far as they were not protected by mountains, caves or lived at high plateaus.

Since 7000 B.C. began the evolution of the Atlantean Empire II, which was later on described by Platon. With that begins the history of the western world of today. Men , who had survived at protected places or in swimming ships or chests, followed after some time of relaxation and reproduction the shrinking back ice.

So they reached, for the sea-level was at the beginning 120 m lower than the level of today, with dry feet Great- Britain, Germany, Danmark and the Baltic Countries. In South-Iberia, into which immigrated men from North Africa ,as far as there were not also groups, which had survived at the high plateaus and in the caves of Iberia, was founded at the first good natural harbour place of the South a settlement.

For reason of the climatic and traffic-wise convenient position and the surrounding plains, which favoured a rich culture of farming and breeding, it developed to the center of commerce and politic communication, when the atlantic coast-land and one island after the other was flooded by the rising sea-level.

It is possible, but hardly to prove, that extraterrestrial influences were involved at the selection of this place and the following installation of an empire. To Platon and old Egyptean recordings it was the case. Drawings in the caves of northern Spain, showing objects similar to today observed UFOs are also pointing out to that. However men of that time were capable to create a first state system with an exemplary organization, high abilities in building and construction of towns and fortifications and high knowledge in extraction and processing of metals in the relative short time of two thousands of years out of nearly nothing.

It is also uncertain, if there was knowledge communicated from the nearly unknown culture of Atlantis I which was destroyed nearly completely in the catastrophe of 8500 B.C,. The knowledge of extraction and processing of metals, that was available since the beginning of the new founded state is pointing out to this.

What seems today to be a southern edge position was at the time of its foundation an absolutely central position in the developing empire. It is nearly certain, that the whole of North-Africa, included the Sahara, had a rural population in glacial epochs and the warmer times between them. In the sixth and seventh millennium B.C. numerous animals lived in the nowadays dried out valleys and wadis, as show bones of hippopotamus and crocodiles. Paintings at rocks of elephants, water buffalos and cows give an unmistakeable evidence of convenient living conditions. Certain proofs of a rural Neolithic are also found north of the Atlas in the moroccain-algerien border area. The King Jaime World Map, which is dated 1502 P.C. , but bases at considerable older maps, shows the Sahara as fertile country with big rivers, lakes and towns.

Although in all these areas scientific research is not very far advanced, that, what is today known, is sufficient for the proof of intensive rural life in North-Africa in the 6t, 5th and 4th millennium B.C.. With that you can conclude, that at that time North-Africa was an important part of the atlantean settling area.

There are signs, that this rural use of the Sahara area was suddenly and than progressing changed by the impact of the meteorit of Aorounga in the Chad area around 2200 B.C.. It made a crater of 12 km diameter and its impact energy was able to cause as far as the 1500 km distant Egypt devastating damages. The central area was completely devastated and this was probably the beginning of the development of desert that you can see today and which induced the surviving rural settlers to go North or to the Nile.

You can suppose, that the ties with the Atlantean Empire decreased more and more since that catastrophe , because the precondition of rural life disappeared. To the West, in the Atlantic there were in the beginning a huge number of big or little islands which were flooded one after the other by the rising sea-level. Excepted were the Azores, Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands and naturally the British Islands , which are part of the European continental shelf.

The population of the sinking islands moved in boats to Iberia or France or more East, using the Mediterranean Sea to more eastern lying countries which were nearly unsettled at that time. This was probably the source of the rural settlement of Greece around 7000 B.C., which is proved by science.

To the East there was the wide space of the Mediterranean Sea, which was in the beginning only in the western part as far as the western coast of Italy, western coast of Sicilia, Malta and across to the northern coast of Africa to Cape Bon part of the Atlantean settling and with that part of the later Atlantian Empire. More far to the East there was a kind of no man´s land, that passed over in the highland of Anatolia, in Kanaan and Mesopotamia to the area of the next high-culture in the Iranean highlands and in the valley of the Indus. This position of the high-cultures corresponded with the tradition of division of earth to different extraterrestrial high-cultures.

According to finds, which were made at the Atlantic coast of Andalusia and in Spain in form of inscriptions from times before the Romans and also in caves of Lybia ,some researchers suppose, that there was a handwriting in form of runes of which are found until now 150 characters. This writing can be the very first on earth and is nearly 1000 years older than the cuneiform script of the Sumerians. The use of this writing was probably reserved for religious purposes and therefore taken for "holy". It was not used for mundane purposes, as normal notifications of daily life, or for report of extraordinary worldly occurrences. Probably it was taken for "holy" because Extraterrestrians used it for writing laws for men.

Because the order of the state contained a good working system of laws, a structure of classes of the society, an acknowledged, hereditary monarchy with unlimited power of law and military, it is not thinkable, that men alone and out of nearly nothing, without any help, could create a perfectly operating state like this. Therefore you can think, as tradition in all old cultures tells, that there were extraterrestrian helpers, who were maintained in the religion of the state as adorable and honourable beings and as appealed helper in difficult situations. In western science of today they are, following the ideas of the Greeks and the Romans, called "gods" and treated as not realistic because the common christian religion knows only one god, whose existence is also often denied by several "nature-scientists".

From these regulations, received from "gods", developed men, who had got the task of care and protection of the cult, were called "priests" and formed a class of their own, a code of conduct for men, which provided, that there was no violation of the divine order. There were created laws and religious rites. A center group of priests and official persons kept the keeping of the new norms under surveillance. For made by man, they were often incomplete and bounded to improvement. In the run of time they were more and more completed ,to let no circumstance that could happen without a fitting law.

Naturally there were violations of the divine order, as of the laws made by man. Because death penalty was not in the intention of the gods , because it would have exterminated many precious men, who were needed for the improvement of the world, the usual and often imposed maximum penalty was the banishment from the family or stronger, the exile from the state.

This form of punishment you can find in all succession states included the "new" states without Atlantean tradition Greece and Rome, found its expression in the European Middle Age in excommunication by the pope and in banishment by the emperor and was still put in practice by the imperialistic states of the 18th and 19th century in form of exile to the colonies.

So it happened, that in hundreds and thousands of years at the edge of all culture states lived exiled groups of men. They joined , as far as they were not killed by them, the here living barbareans, that means, men of Cro-Magnon race at the cultural level of the younger Stone Age, and formed own states. Example for these states was naturally, because there was no known alternative, their mother-state. But some of the laws and religious rites, with which they had got in conflict, were not further used and replaced by "better". Corresponding to the share of men with Atlantean education in the new states was their cultural influence and you can suppose, that, if there was no influence from the next culture, there was a steep cultural gradient outside the borders of the empire.

Due to the bad experiences which the exiled had made with their mother-state, there was in these new nations , stirred always by the exiled, an inner aversion against it. This aversion was strengthened, when the successful growing mother-state tried to expand into the own area. They had to go or to submit to the internal refused system, as far as the mother state was willing to accept the exiled again in its area.

This process of spreading happened at all culture states of the beginning. It was strong at states with big growth of population and according rate of spreading, if there was a large area into which it could expand. Especially useful for expansion were convenient routes. These routes could be navigable rivers, good passable coasts, steppes without big mountains. In contrast to that were brusque mountain ranges , deep forests, marches and deserts nearly insuperable obstacles. So it happened , that the Atlantean state could expand into the nowadays areas of France, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Danmark, the Baltic countries, and over that into the plains of Russia and in the Mediterranean area as far as Tyrrhenia, Sardinia, South-Sicilia, South Italy, Crete and at last also Greece.


Egypt and Kanaan were from the beginning part of its colonisation area, but took their own way for reason of its special conditions. Although there were some with temporary success crowned attempts to regain them. Such attempt, that happened about 2000 B.C. and the following decades, when Egypt was weakened by a cosmic catastrophe, is mentioned by Platon and found its way into history as conquest of Kanaan and Egypt by the so called "Hyksos"and their following rule.

The only loose and often not good connection of the edge states with the center had in consequence , that after the cosmic catastrophe of 1250 B.C. , in which the center power in Andalusia was struck most, they sensed morning air. Groups of the achaic Greek began war against the since long times hated Atlantian Troja and the northern Dorers attacked afterwards the countries of the, by the Troja-war and internal quarrels weakened Achaeens, and conquered them.

At the construction of the new, Classical Greece the new Greeks, which were composed from rests of Achaeens and Doric newcomers, tried to find new ways of organisation of a state. They informed themselves in Egypt, how a state must be organized. But the constitution, which gave Solon to the Greeks, deviated considerably from that of the old system.

Later on, there was in Italy a similar situation. Rome was at the beginning ruled by Etruscan kings, who imported Atlantian tradition. But it developed to an assembly point of persons who were exiled or left their country voluntary for other reason. They created a new form of state, which was since the beginning not stable and characterized by quarrels for the power. However it developed for some time to a stable empire but ended in military dictatorship, before it, always for reason of internal quarrels, was conquered by new nations coming from North.


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 ,