Version April 2011
by Karl Juergen Hepke
In the plain of the
The following map shows the probable condition of that time and also the canals, described by Platon, which are in big parts existant until now.
The following map shows the terrain of
The than following detail from a satellite photo from "Google Earth" shows in the interesting area clear circular outlines which are probably traces of the there hidden rests of the buried town.
With that, the center of the town had been at a place
on which today lies the settlement of "Dona Blanca" and offers solid,
probably rocky, ground.
Further pictures show the situation of the town in the plain at the end of the by tide reached area and with its upper, northern edge bordering to the hills. The wide dug out channel to the sea, which brought the flood and with that the ships to the town is until now clearly remarkable as depression.
The remarkably improved quality of Google Earth and Google Chrome at the beginning of the year 2010 has made visible further interesting details .
Until now the northern outer channel ring is existing in smaller form
The further going form of a circle becomes clearly apparent in the vegetation in western direction.
The following pictures show the situation of the town in overview with the now interesting southern areas.
Because the canals in form of rings were buried by the
destruction of the town, the river Guadalete had to find a new way.
At last it passed, probably with human aid, southern of the old town . By that it uncovered a lot of rests of buildings of the old structure of the town, which was beneath the layer of earth of one ore two meters.
Improved was this uncovering by the by the tide
changing water. The following pictures show unearthed rests of buildings as
walls and fortifications at the southern border of the town towards to the sea.
The now at the other side of the river situated constructions for the gain of
salt were probably separated from the town by the new way of the river. By the
river interupted walls are pointing in that direction.
In the time of Atlantis-Tharsis probably the in the middle of the town situated dug out channel and the western going river were the connection to the sea. Between them was the until now called "isleta" which means "island", a part of the industrial town, the protected way from town to sea.
After the complete destruction and sinking of the town
in the plain, caused by earthquakes and tsunamis, was made the new foundation
of the succession town under the name "Tartessos"
on the hill in front of the mountain in safer position round 900 B.C.
Two the town at the side of the sea embracing arms of water formed now the new
harbour, which is mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey. This town was enlarged and
converted several times and in 206 B.C. destroyed by the Romans. They prevented
for the 400 years of their rule in
In the relation of size of the two towns you can
clearly see the small importance of "Tartessos" to "Tharsis-Atlantis".
For its time "Tharsis-Atlantis" was a real metropole. And so it was described by the Egyptians in the report which found Solon.
The here described position of the town Atlantis (Tharsis ) is still founded on theoretical considerations at the base of maps and previous insight at the place and has to be confirmed by examination of terrain.
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 ,