The Migration of the Sea-People and the Indo-Iranean Migration

by Karl Juergen Hepke

Caused by the cosmic catastrophe of 1250 B.C. , by the demolition of towns and houses, the destruction of fertile farmland, the worsening of climate and by that caused food shortage and certainly not at last by the psychological shock of the catastrophe it came to an emigration of masses of survived men. Concerned were at first the most directly struck countries Iberia, France, South-West Germany, England and Ireland. Later on, caused by the worsening of climate and with that connected crop failures and famines, parts of the northern living people of North-Germany, Danmark and with lower rate of the Baltic-countries followed them. When the paths were paved, the routes were found and the first reports of the successful conquest of countries reached through the Mediterranean the here living people of the former Atlantian Empire, fell prey to the suction of emigration inhabitants of Tyrrhenia, Sardinia and Corse.

The number of men, who moved in a nearly 100 years lasting gigantic move to the East could be been much more than one million. This supposition is justified by the statement of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III who reckoned in the battle of Djahi (dated for 1180 B.C.) the against him lined up combat units for hundreds of thousands of men and the fact that at least no country and no state could resist to the approaching flood of men.

After the complete destruction of the Atlantian capital Tharsis and the with that connected sudden disappearance of the political, economical, mental and cultural center and the far reaching destruction of the whole country, the surviving people left it and went to East. Their aim was Egypt. The country which they knew by their commercial relations with it, in which happened no earthquakes and sudden floodings and anybody found his meal. Besides this, Egypt was founded like their lost paradise by gods and was regarded to a certain degree as a sister-nation. In a gigantic migration they roamed through Europe on land, carrying their belongings and gained haul on carts drawn by cows. The way of the main contingent began probably at the old resembling and ritual worship places(D) in the South of Britanny, lead upwards the Loire, through the Elsace into South-West Germany. Than downhill the Danube, rounding the Black Sea, along the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea, through Armenia to Asia Minor.

Here they overrun the only half-hearted resisting empire of the Hittites (D) and turned than, united with them , against Egypt. Egypt (D) itself, which was following its own statements victorious, was forced to take in parts of their army and fall prey ten years later to their seeping in crowds of men and by them caused political unrest.

Some groups of people separated from the main-stream and found their own way. So the Dorers went to Greece. Also in Macedonia rested one part. The same happened in the mountains of North-Iran.(D) Another part moved northern of the iranean mountains to the East, turned than through the todays Afghanistan to the South-East to India. But nearly everywhere on the way settled down some groups which were pleased, at least for some time. So it is explained, that all areas which were concerned by the migration were afterwards more or less settled by Atlantians and carried the stamp of the culture of Atlantis.(D)

The roaming people were supported, as far as possible, by the strong fleet of the Atlantians, which had , thanks of its stationing in the Mediterranean, far reaching escaped from the catastrophe.

In the hieroglyph- and cuneiform texts of Egypt and Mesopotamia appear the "Sea-People", how they are here generally named, under strange names. Some of them , Philists, Dardanes are easy to identify. Others, like the Scherdes and Schekelesch have probably later on settled in Sardinia and Silicia. Again others, like the Keschkesch and Irwes came probably from northern countries.

1190 B.C. Ramses II defended the north-eastern border against an invasion of the Philists, Teukres, Sikules, Danunes and others. So different the combination of names of nations, so unambiguous is, as expression of a big migration wave - the again and again approach of new waves of the Sea-People. They were not the only ones who helped to destroy the proud position of Egypt in the eastern Mediterranean but there, among others, a factor of big importance.

In the year 1180 B.C. a new wave of Sea-People rolled on through land and sea and clashed with the Egyptians in the 8th year of rule of Ranses III. This time they were Philists, Teukres, Siciles, Dananes and Weschesch. they overran Anatolia, Kilikia, Cyprus and North Syria, liquidated the empire of the Hittites (D) and put up their camp somewhere in the plain of North-Syria to collect forces for the invasion of Egypt.

The seafarers had boats with steep to the top turned bow and sharp spur for ramming. The roaming on land men had ox-carts loaded with their belongings and were accompanied by their wives and children. Ramses met the offensive on land at Djahi and the offensive on sea in the river mouths of the delta.

He was successful in some respect, because the Sea-People reached not the immediate penetration into Egypt in possession of power. Probably he persuaded the roaming people after the battle, to turn back. That Egypt in its heartland rested undamaged is certainly due to the diplomatic negotiations of the Pharaoh with the people , who were not unfriendly minded to Egypt, and the in negotiations proved willingness to compromise. At last he offered to the intruders the egyptian part of Syria and the whole of Palestine included the towns of Tyrus and Sidon. He received into Egypt a part of them, probably these, who wanted absolutely to get into Egypt, and let them settle in the delta as peace-keeping force with government support.

So you can read in the egyptian report about the battle among other: " A big number of captives was brought to Egypt"..."I settled them at fortified places, enslaved in my name"..."Their combat units were counted as hundreds of thousands"...."I assigned to them shares of clothes and supplies of the treasure and granary."

You can assume, that Ramses only accepted that part of men, longing for entrance, and put it into his troops, which was well equipped and trained. It could have been a part of the atlantian main troop. These troop had the asset, that it was grown up and educated in a culture which was similar to the egyptian. For that, there were to expect no problems of integration .

Some groups of the Sea-People were bounded for the siege of achaeen towns and the following battles for power in the Mykenean and achaeen area. Others returned with help of the fleet to their old areas of settling in the West. Again others settled in the North of Iran, where they found a country which was similar to their native land in Iberia. When they had established themselves, they gave additional force to the empires of Urartu and Man in their atlantian ethnic part, founded later on the empire of the Medes and Parsas (D) and provided at least the great kings of the Perses, who changed completely the world of the East to atlantian points of view, which will be shown in a separate chapter.

Also the Assyrians (D) profited at first from the wave of immigrants. Thanks of big parts of atlantian troops they modernized their forces and made them for some time the most powerful and most successful of the region. But than they had big problems with the more and more increasing wave of immigrants. Again and again their kings had to fight with the immigrating "Aramaeens", spent much energy for that and felt at last victim to the also by immigrants grown neighbours Babylon and Persia.(D)

The Philists and Teukres, which were some part of the Sea-People settled in the lowlands at the coast of Palestine and brought a new culture to the struck country. They lived in small city-states, each of them ruled by an atlantian "Sarens" or tyrant. They had theaters and buildings resembling the greek megaron. They were superior to the israelian people in at least two things, they possessed combat vehicles and iron. They tried to impose an iron monopoly and looked, that the Israelians could not learn to forge the new metal.

Their pecuniary and cultural lead was considerable in the time of judges and at least in the days of Saul and David (D)began the balance to be better for the Israelians, because the culture of the immigrants without mental midpoint decayed , while that of the Israelians, as a new nation with anger of learning, increased continually.

The atlantian Aramaeens founded in the today Syria in the area of Damascus, which was later on the capital of the biggest aramaeen kingdom, a couple of smaller kingdoms reaching to the South as far as Galilae until the time of the Romans.

But since the beginning a big part of the migrating people went further to the East to the as well interesting Mesopotamia. Here they overthrew the rule of the Kassites, a nation coming from the iranean mountains with atlantian chiefs, which ruled since 1760 B.C. in Babylon.(D) Also Assyria (D) became immigration country of a large part of people. The effect of these settlements in the babylonian and persian area will be mentioned in separat chapters.

Another part went further East, crossed the South of Persia under partly big loss in the deserts and dry valleys of eastern
Iran and reached at least the valley of the Indus. The here still settling rests of the Indus-culture with their towns Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, nearly 3000 years old, were overrun. The inhabitants were killed or driven away and the land settled by the conquerors.

The bigger part went further and joined the crowd of roaming people which had chosen the longer but better way through the russian plains and Afghanistan. At least in the valley of the Ganges, which has a character equally to their lost paradise in the South of Iberia the migration ended. Here a big part of the former Atlantians settled again. In the history of India (D) they are called Arians. Here they settled again and formed a high culture which is characterized by much items of atlantian tradition.

Here will be given only some examples:
The cow or the bull played a big roll in Atlantis. It was worshiped as a god. In
India, as the only country on earth, the cow is holy. It is forbidden to slaughter it and it has unlimited privileges. Possibly this is the sign of gratitude of the old Atlantians to their true companion at the long way from Europe to India. Without the cows, which were base of feeding and means of transport at the decades lasting way, they had never reached it. Nowadays India is therefore the country with the biggest number of cows on earth.

The caste system in India is an image of the old horizontal structure of the atlantian state.(D) It goes from the upper class (in Atlantis descendants of gods, in India Bramahnes ) over several layers, which were in Atlantis priests, officials, warriors, tradesman, farmer, dealer to the underneath men, which wer created as servants of the other (see Platon Kritias). In India, where the traditional caste system was forbidden by the english government, this structure was new formed and fitted for the conditions of democracy, but the principle is preserved.

The population of India is predominantly friendly and not warring. Atlantis and the identical country of the Phaeaks in the Odyssee of Homer was known in the whole Mediterranean for its hospitality and helpfulness. The Atlantian Empire was a country of peace, joy of life and prosperity. This is generously documented in the cultural inheritance of Crete and Etruria.(D) The blossoming of the Atlantian Empire from 2000 til 1250 B.C. is not without reason known as "the Golden Age" in history of mankind.

Also in India the unrestricted pleasure of life plays a big roll. In spite of their poverty men are satisfied, friendly and helpful. Sexuality and joy of sex are natural and without any scruple depicted and practised. Also Tharsis and its successor in the times of Rome, Gades, were known as towns full of joy of life. The "puellae gaditaniae" ,the girls of Gades, were famous as far as Rome. Cults of fertility and the wish of reproduction had a big meaning in the cultural life of all nations with atlantic tradition.

The Situation after the Emigration of the Atlantian People in Europe

The consequence of the emigration of the biggest culture supporting part of people out of the center regions of the atlantian settling area was a nearly complete decay of culture in these areas. Into the nearly depopulated areas of Austria,
West-Germany, France,(D) Iberia and the British Islands immigrated, coming from the East, since 600 B.C. groups of people which are usually today called "Celts".(D)

In the beginning they were probably fringe groups of the iranean indigenous population, which were driven out of their country by the Atlantians. Probably there were in it also rests of the Indus-culture. They spread over the only thin settled regions, abandoned by the Atlantians, took possession of the megalithic monuments and integrated them into their religion, which was originally a religion of nature. With them returned parts of the atlantian people, which had settled at the long way at suitable appearing places or did not like or were not been able to go further.

After the about 600 B.C. quickly beginning bettering of climate, which caused periods of drought in many regions of the East a big part of the atlantian people remembered their old, humid native country at the sea, where these problems were unknown and returned to it.

It is very possible, that the caste of druids,(D) which gained a special roll at the Celts, were in their origin groups of in the country resting or soon returning atlantian priests. Of priests, who did not like to abandon their sanctuary or returned to it and saved some knowledge of the Atlantians to the time of Celts.

For reason of their knowledge they were entrusted with the education of the young people of the upper class. The fact, that it was forbidden to note the knowledge of the druids, as usual in the Atlantian Empire and that this knowledge was only oral reported in druid schools to especially selected pupils points out to the meaning, that the druids did not dare to give the knowledge to the folk, probably because they thought that it was not sufficiently mature for it.

This and with the run of time increasing lack of pupils of atlantian roots lead to the decline of druid knowledge, so that no equal cultural and religious base was given against the new ideas, imported by the Romans. The holy meaning, which was given to the mistletoe on the oaks could be a sign , that the caste of the druids felt in the nation of the Celts like the mistletoe on the oaks.

The northern fringe groups of the Atlantians, in first line these of the baltic region gave only a small share to the emigration. Their base of feeding was wide reaching fishing and hunting so that they were not affected as their farming southern neighbours by the worsening of climate.(D) The catastrophe itself had not reached them directly. They formed later the core of the again over Europe spreading groups of people of atlantian origin. They were strengthened in that by from the East returning groups of "Skyths".

Because they were only fringe groups they were insufficiently at home in the atlantian culture. Therefore they were not able to oppose to the by the Romans imported culture and the religion of Christianity. Interesting is in this context, that some parts of the not by Romans occupied Germany was won for Christianity by irish monks.

These "Christians" of irish origin were mostly to Christianity converted druids or at least men who were very near to atlantian religion and discerned that the theory of peace of Christ and his qualities as man of salvation and son of god was not far away from their "culture-bringers".

Basing on this own insight and the knowledge of the atlantian religion it was easy to convince the Germans also of the compatibility of both religions, which lead in praxis to the assumption of many "heathen customs", that means ,atlantian traditions, into Christianity. So is, for example, the festival of spring "Eastern" attributed to the atlantian goddess of fertility "Ostara", who is no other than the "Astarte" or "Aschera" of the Kanaanites or the "Ishtar" of the Babylonians. At the other side the steeple of the churches in the northern countries is reflecting the menhir of the Atlantians.


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 ,