presenting the theory, that Atlantis was a late stone age (Neolithic or Chalcolithic) settlement in today’s northwest of the
We published this theory in our book that was issued June 2004. This excerpt is meant to give an overview; however, it cannot cover all parts in detail.
American Marine-Geologists Walter Pitman and William Ryan published the scientific
evidence, that today’s
The reason for this change is the increase of the level of the global ocean since the end of the last ice age, which peaked 20.000 BC. Then the level was 350 feet lower than today. Even 5500 BC when the flood happened, the level was still 45 feet lower. Due to the steady increase at some point in time the former land connection between Europe and Asia at today’s Bosporus (at the city of Istanbul) had to break and release the salt water of the Mediterranen/Marmara Sea into the Black Sea basin with its lower shoreline.
From 1999 to 2003 the theory presented by Pitman/Ryan was challenged severely by a group of international scientists. However, in 2004 Bulgarian Marine-Geologists Petko Dimitrov and Dimitar Dimitrov published the result of their studies under the Black Sea Research Program “Noah”: They are convinced that the flood, a “geocatastrophic event” actually happened and that the dates collected by Pitman/Ryan are correctly dated. This conclusion is based on the examination of sediments rather than mollusks.
addition, on an earlier expedition with a submarine at the former shoreline
they found what will probably be recorded in human history as “Noah’s plate”:
An object made from sandstone with early letters on it. Currently, scientists
are very reluctant to accept this finding; however, leading scientists have
dated the plate as being Neolithic and also reviewed the signs, which seem to
be in line with Old European Writing starting around 5500 BC on the
… before the Flood
The official opinion is that first settlers (7000 BC) sailed from Turkey through the Aegean Sea to Greece (Sesklo Culture; 6400 BC) and moved from there to Thracia (Karanovo Culture; today Turkey/Bulgaria), to the middle Danube region (Starcevo-Koeroes-Cris Culture 6200 BC, over the Balkan Mountains) and to the Dnepr region (also 6200 BC, over the South and North Carpathian Mountains).
Spread of Agriculture from Anatolia to Europe - conservative Model
this official doctrine has to be reviewed under the new evidence. Even for the
late Bronze Age
Neolithic development in
… after the Flood
After such a geocatstrophic event - what would have to be expected? A waive of migration in all directions!
Neolithic Diaspora or a Wave of Refugees?
Overall, it is well known that the Indo-European
Language was first developed in the region of the
Indoeuropean Language (red)
This section could very well be put together with the spread of language and the findings in the genetic code, since its spread basically follows the same rules and logic. However, the obvious evidence in this area is widely ignored, while much attention and acceptance is given to speech and genetics. In principal, the spread of writing is indispensabley linked directly with speech and genetics.
first letters were found in the Balkan region, scientists assumed they were
originally brought over by colonists from
was found out, that the Old European Writing had to be dated no later than 5500
BC, which made it 2000 years older than the first signs in
Old European Writing (Vinca Script)
reasons early writing in
First of all, it helps to answer the question “When did Atlantis exist?” We are convinced that the destruction of Atlantis happened before 3000 BC: The Egyptians had a writing and a comprehensive dating system since around that date. Had Atlantis submerged after that date, the Egyptian Priest would have been able to say exactly when and exactly where. But Sonchis clearly sets the event long before the first dynasty of pharaohs. On the other hand, such a story with all its details cannot be transported over time without a writing system. Atlantis existed before 3000 BC; it had to exist not much earlier than the earliest writing system on the other hand. Consequently, we receive a time frame for the existence of Atlantis: 6000-3000 BC.
Secondly, the following question can be
answered: “How could the saga of Atlantis be
transported so far over time?” The answer is: The first refugees to
Finally, early writing helps to answer the question “Where did Atlantis exist?” It is explicitly stated that Atlantis used to have a writing system. This also has to be expected from the level of development, especially of trade, as it has been described. Now, when the first known writing can be found at the middle Danube region, it is to assume that it was brought by refugees from Atlantis, the Neolithic center in the Black Sea, upwards on their way through Europe.
Overall, archaeologists are mistaken when they assume trade and exchange between cultures based on similar signs and writings. As a matter of fact, there is a common source in the same way as in speech or genetics.
In general, people tend to put together a list of criteria, check whether they are fulfilled and come to the conclusion that Atlantis is where they assumed it to be. On the other hand, a catalogue is a good mean to give a brief overview. Here is our interpretation in short:
dark blue: world ocean, early freshwater lake
light blue: area flooded 5510 BC
red dotted line: area controlled by Atlantis
“Schlangeninsel” red dot: probable location of island/capital Atlantis
World of Herodot 450 BC
is the basin in the northwest of the
in the north with their rich settlements
supposed that Atlantis was an island. This is partly correct, partly
not: The absolute center actually was an island with channels/rivers on all
sides. The whole area was not an island. From the context it is clear that the
word island is used in two different meanings: To describe the island in the
middle of the capital and the country Atlantis itself. Swiss archaeologist Eberhard Zangger found out, that
the Egypt Hieroglyph means both:
The Bosporus - Pillars of Hercules and the Channel made by Hercules
Atlantis saga very clearly and explicitly refers to Egyptian and
Noah’s Flood as described by Pitman/Ryan lets
Atlantis disappear in the
Economy and Trade
As we found out, Oreichalcos means the obsidian stone. This stone was used
intensively until 5500 as trading good/early money. In
Obsidian Stone - Stone Age Money
crops: This is
self-explaining in view of the rivers flowing through this area/basin.
Irrigation (first use proven for
The population must have been relatively large (for Stone Age settlements). Steady growth through (i) good situation with respect to nutrition and (ii) steady inflow from migrations. The spread/diaspora after the flood shows that many people must have lived here. Overcrowding was compensated by migrations upwards the main European rivers, establishing five new “river-kingdoms”.
Trade: Atlantis was lying at the estuary of the big European rivers. Obviously there also was a loose connection to India/China because the route was not yet dried out. The use of pigs and lake dwellings was imported from there.
circular structure inspired the refugees; The first
known circular structures in
Reconstruction of Goseck
(5000 BC), one of 200 circular structures in
Reconstruction of Atlantis, the Greek Enemy Atlantis as the Minotaur?
Elephants existed in the plain/basin of
Atlantis. Due to the fact that the route from
According to Plato, Poseidon is the father of Atlas. We believe that the
conservative view is valid, where the titan Iapetos
is the father of Atlas. This change/break has been introduced by Plato
intentionally: Iapetos was the grandfather of both, Deukalion and Pyrrha, who
survived “Noah’s Flood” in Greek Mythology. As a matter of fact, the Greek
Mythology has been brought to
Further, the other three sons of Iapetos are identical with three other kings of Atlantis, and together they build the core of this culture:
Prometheus = Ampheres
Epimetheus = Euaimon
Menoitios = Mneseus
the King Eumelos/Gadeiros is identical with
Iapetos is believed to be identical with the Jafetits of the Bible. They are represented by the third son of Noah, Jafet.
As far as the sequence of mentioning of the kings is concerned, please note, that the sequence follows a certain logic: Atlas (1) in the center, Eumelos/Gadeiros (2) as a very strong region (partly autonomous?) in the outer west, three kings (3-5) around the center (Capital) and five kings (6-10) each representing one of the five main rivers in the area. As far as the last kings are concerned: 6. = outer west 7. outer east 8-10. from west to east
Atlas lived in the Capital, probably
Eumelos, Gadeiros: According to the Atlantis saga this region still existed at the time where Solon laid down the saga the first time. We are convinced that this means the people of Getae, who lived in the region of today’s Romania/Bulgaria.
Ampheres, Euaimon, Mneseus: Obviously, no direct reference can be made, since these regions around the center island were drowned.
Autochthon refers to the
Elasippos means horse of war; refers to their
The following items cannot be found in our Atlantis as we understand it. Since they all refer to the military order which was explained by Plato very elaborate, we assume that these items were invented by Plato:
Triere (ship with three decks, not yet invented)
Horse (according to archaeology not yet domesticated)
(not yet known, however status symbol in
Prof. Dr. Siegfried G. Schoppe Christian M. Schoppe, MBA