Die gläsernen Türme von Atlantis: Erinnerungen an Megalith-Europa
(Book Ref. 5)
Ullstein Sachbuch (1986) 320 pages
This book called “The glassy towers of Atlantis: Memories of Megalith-Europe” is an Atlantis theory, reasonably based on scientific arguments. According to the Atlantis story told by Plato the people of Atlantis worshipped a god, Atlas, who used to rise from the ocean as a giant holding up the sky. Their heros and semi-gods lived on islands in the sky. The Atlas image of a rising giant is that of an island engaged in a superior mirage showing a triple form with the real, inverted and superior image. Atlantis had a mirage based religious permitting to identify it with the ancient megalith-civilization in Europe. The book tells first the fictive story of young Pythagoras, travelling to the celtic druids to learn more about this megalithic Atlantis. Then it investigates, what is really supporting the hypothesis, that Atlantis is an Egyptian memory of megalith Europa with whome the Nile-country was, in fact, engaged in long-term trade. Consideration of the real life periods of pharaos in the dynasty calendar, given in the Atlantis story, yielded the time around 2200 BC for the end of the Atlantis civilization. By that time it was actually destroyed by invading people from the east. Since Egyptians always had to use ships to reach the coast of Europe, their Atlantis, it was considered a huge island. Many details told about this mysterious land are shown to be well coinciding with what is now known about the Megalith society. When the Megalith society finally collapsed, the contact with Egypt broke down. And maybe a misguided landing on a mirage-displaced European coast gave the impression that Atlantis was drowned.
A more detailed description of the book describing this Atlantis theory is given in the following:
The Glassy Towers of Atlantis Memory of Megalith-Europe
by Helmut Tributsch (1986, Ullstein-Verlag)
The book recognizes in the Atlantis story of Platon the earliest report on Europe. The described war between the people of Atlantis and the ancestors of the Greeks was the final fight of the Megalith people against the Indo-European conquerors from the east (Curgan people).
An Important key for this theory was the finding (in an earlier book by the author), that Megalith-people must have had a religion, which took advantage of optical mirage as contact to the other world. They built large megalith structures into locations, where they could occasionally be seen from the far in a superior mirage in the sky – expected indication of a contact with the other world. They also used megalith arrays for predicting the weather via relative shifts of the horizon.
The link to Atlantis became its reported god Atlas, who is identified to be a mirage phenomenon, an island in a superior mirage, which grows out from the sea to hold heaven (compare fig. 6 and 7 of book).
The book is organizes into
- a fictive novel describing a voyage of Pythagoras to the Celtic druids, from whom he learned about Atlantis (page 16-89)
- the story of Atlantis as told by Plato (page 92-116)
- a description of optical mirages, which provided the key to the religion of Atlantis (page117-131)
- a compilation of arguments which support the hypothesis, that Atlantis is a report on Megalith-Europe (page134-259)
- a reconstruction of an attack of an island on the Atlantic coast, which was displaced in a mirage before a storm (and was maybe in the center of the Mirage worship of the Megalith people), which could have served as a blueprint for the story about the drowning of most invaders and the final disappearance of Atlantis (several medieval maps of the mirage island Brasil west of Ireland are presented (fig. 65,66,71,72,73, 74).(Plato talked about floating islands in the west, populated by gods and heroes)
Key arguments for the proposed hypothesis:
- The time given for the destruction of Atlantis, 9000 years before the visit of Solon in Egypt was caused by the Greek habit to count 3 pharaos per 100 years. A correction with respect to now established dynasty charts yield the year 2200 B.C. It is the time when the megalith empire ended (page 141).
- The kings of Atlantis ruled the “coast and Islands of the Atlantic, western Europe until the Thyrrenian sea, and North Africa until Lybia”. This is exactly the distribution of the European megalith culture (compare page 8,9)
- The ancient Egyptians recognized Western Europe, since there was no land bridge, as the island empire of Atlantis. In Plato’s report the territory north of Gibraltar is specifically described as the southern part of the Island.
- The Atlas mountain (in Morocco) is described as the highest Mountain on Atlantis. In fact the megalith civilization occupied this area
- Elephants were reported to have roamed around the Atlas area.This was actually still the case until the time of Hannibal
- The rich archeological findings about the megalith society (which traded with Egypt according to archeological excavations in megalith sites) support in many respect the description of life in Atlantis.
- The capital of Atlantis, Cerne, is identified in southern Bretagne not far from the Megalith centre of Carnac (page 192,193). Reports from the Megalith town of Los Millares in Southern Spain with its hot springs (fig. 44, 47,48) are mixed into this description of the capital
- the decline of the megalith society all over Europe around 2200 B.C. (fig.12, page 144)
- the possible location of the 10 kingdoms of Atlantis (fig.13)
- the reported size of Europe (large as Lybia and Asia (minor))(fig.155, page 155)
- the reported high age of Atlantis (fig.17, page 157)
- the megalith empire had everywhere a similar culture (fig.18, page160)
- the megalith empire had formidable monuments (page 168 and photographs in center of book) partially decorated with brilliant stones (quartz), which were compared with silver
- the megalith people admired a special brilliant quartz mineral (quarz with reddish impurities – found in megalith graves), which apparently was the ore Oreichalcos of the Atlantis story
- the very special structure of the harbor of the capital Cerne is found when considering the lower sea level during Megalith time (fig 27,28,29,30,31
- the central megalith temple Gavrinis is identified as the temple of Poseidon
- the name Cerne survived in the immediate neighbourhood of the capital of Atlantis (as Kernes, Kerners, Kerno and Karnac) (fig.33)
- there is an impressive megalith ensemble around the capital Cerne (shown in fig 34)
- the bulls in Atlantis were sacrificed on columns. These were the menhirs in the capital of the megalith empire. Around them remains of bull sacrifices were found (fig.38,39)
- behind the capital there was a huge plain bordered by mountains. Its dimension corresponds to the French lowland (fig. 42)
There are many additional evidences.