Dolmen for the Dead, Menhirs for the Living (14,15b)
The abiding megalithic tracks of the
by Karl Juergen Hepke
The intruder could advance to the burial chamber and rob it, what happened often, but the construction of the grave rested till the time of today. For the grave robbers searched especially for metal objects, which had the biggest value for them, they overlooked all other, so that even robbed graves are a place of rich finds for the archaeologist of today. In not robbed graves he finds often good worked out arms of stone, bronze or iron, decor pieces made of bone, stone, shells, amber, bronze, copper or iron. With that mostly a big number of ceramic fragments , which can be reconstructed to the former receptacles and when the grave was constructed on chalky soil, also the skeletons of the there buried,
The dating of these graves is today no problem thanks of the advanced methods of age determination with radiocarbon and thermoluminescence and brings at least scientific clarity opposite to the old method of comparing age determination. This was often the reason for many depending wrong age determinations which go around until now in scientific literatur and gives reason for many question marks for older statements of age.
For only since 1950 was given the precondition to
examine the graves of the megalithic culture nearly incontestable, thanks of
the new methods and to utilize the results and document them. But because these
methods are scientifically extravagant and expensive, new research using these
methods is only made in countries where sufficient money is available for it.
At the first place we find here the name of
Similar it looks in the area of the old Federal Republic of Germany. In Niedersachsen, where you find the biggest part of megalithic monuments, was created in 1975 a "Atlas of Megalithic Graves" which like other archaeological literatur of this area found no international publishing and is for example not known by French experts.
Much more worse it looks in
To protect this European inheritance of culture, searching for it has to happen in European bounds. For the roots of the megalithic culture are supposed in South-Iberia and this is valid with big safety for the European culture of bell-formed receptacles and the following West-European Age of Bronze there should be an eminent interest in the West-European countries to protect the here still available cultural asset.
Examination and comparison of megalithic constructions
has shown, that certain forms and orders of buildings are similar in many
regions and countries. The same is valid for ceramics and metal objects. You
can conclude with that with big probability, that an active exchange of ideas
and goods happened between separate regions, which had often the character of
an island in a sphere of other or more primitive culture.
Therefore it is not absurd to speak about an "empire" namely the "Atlantian", that supported tight cultural, economic and probably also military and with that political relationships.
The contacts between the separate parts of this empire - the islands , how they were called by the Egyptians - happened by the water, the sea or rivers. Scientific proven is today over that, that the introduction of farming took place in almost the same time as the construction of the megalithic monuments.
About 3000 B.C. existed here the first object of
copper of Mediterranean origin.(14) About 2700 appeared the first bell-formed
ceramic and since 4000 B.C. were placed here the first big fields surrounded by
interrupted ditches. From
With that you can conclude that the main interest of
the Atlantian Empire and its leading circles shifted to the Mediterranean area
at this time, what is proven by historical known activities in the area of
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:
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 ,