The Blossoming of the Atlantean Empire in Middle Europe,
the Bronze Age (18,30a)

Part 2. The Effects of the Catastrophe of 1250 B.C.


With the cosmic catastrophe of 1250 B.C. the until than constant growing culture in the area between North-Sea and Alps was changed dramatically. The approaching catastrophe which appeared as a second "sun" coming nearer and nearer, had firstly psychological effects. Men got into panic and tried to calm their gods with increasing sacrifices. Also the last remedy, the sacrifice of men was again and again tried, as one can see primary in caves. If the tail of the meteor also in Middle Europe caused burning of houses and forests is up to now not known. Probably the zone of this damage was more in the height of the Northern Mediterranean, the Alps and Southern Carpathian Mountains.

After the impact were also in Middle Europe big thunderstorms with terrible cloud bursts and constant rainfall. The coasts were additionally struck by flood waves of never seen power.

A large number of men lost its life by these thunderstorms and waves. Others, who had first saved their live in caves or higher positioned places, came soon in danger of fame because the biggest part of stocks and animals was destroyed or not reachable. So the in caves proved cannibalism, practised by the surviving must be understood as last desperate possibility to save the life.

Already the Praehistorians Pittioni and Kimmig detected that in the century B.C. began an enormous migration from the area of Middle Europe. This matched the sudden occurrence of burials in urns after the until than seldom burning of the dead. For both there was no logical explanation. Therefore came into being theories of nations of riders or with chariots coming from the East. They should have weakened the culture and had brought with them the burial in urns. None of these theories was finally accepted and the question is still open, if the explanation here given with a cosmic catastrophe at the coast of the Atlantic will close this gap.

That a considerable change had happened can be seen at the products from bronze in the now following time from 1200 B.C. until 800 B.C. which is called the "Late Bronze Age". These products were won to big parts by another melting of already existing bronze in form of ingots, broken weapons and tools. Nearly no new bronze came into the market. A sign, that the biggest part of production capacity and also the knowledge of the generation of bronze had disappeared. Also commerce lay down because of the low density of settlements. By the worsening of climate, which followed the catastrophe and lasted until nearly 600 years there were crop failures and famines.

Because there was no more a centralized power robberies of the neighbour, who was supposed to have still stocks, were usual. At the route Rhine-Main-Danube passed foreign folks from Iberia, England and France through the country and brought further insecurity. Their way is documented by finds of swords and helmets of Western origin.

The consequence was, that many of the anyhow destroyed settlements were given up and new ones were erected on heavily accessible heights with strong fortification. Animals were not possible in these small settlements in the case of a siege, therefore one laid emphasis of production to storable cereals, which gave best protection against famines. The extravagant burials of the past were cause of lack of free work capacity no more possible and were therefore made only in special cases. The now usual burial was burning of the dead and interment in almost standardized urns.

One had come to this form of burial already by the catastrophe, for there were so many dead in a short time, that it was impossible to bury them after the old rite. So, there is at the mouth of the Altmuehl into the Danube a field of urns with more than 1000 burials. It shows the high standard of the culture, that these dead, which were probably direct victims of the catastrophe, were not buried in mass graves.

While bronze lost its importance because the lack of new production more and better ceramic was produced. Tools were made again from stone, bones and antlers. The a rare article becoming bronze was hoarded in depots because of the constant raising value.

Also the robbery of many graves, in which were supposed articles from bronze happened surely already in this time. Bronze was only used for small articles for daily use as razors, needles, sickles, knifes and saw blades, which could not be made from other material. Beside that naturally for weapons, because they were necessary for surviving in these restless time. The finds of weapons in open terrain show, that warring quarrels were not seldom.

The peace which had governed the country under the supremacy of the Atlantian Empire had come to an end. With that far reaching commerce was no more possible. As in the Mediterranean area also in the area between North-Sea and Alps an epoche had found its end. .


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 ,