Kanaan, an Early Country of Atlantean Tradition
by Karl Juergen Hepke
Those , who speak to the tree
"you are my father" and to the stone "you have given me
birth" (prophet Jeremias) are the old people of Kanaan, the descendants of
Atlantis, the later Phoenicians, the inhabitants of Tyrus and Sidon and
founders of Karthago and Karthagena, their "New Capitals". After
their way around the whole
This happened finally after they had left their marks with their religion, their culture and civilization in the whole Mediterranean and big parts of of Near Asia. They are also children of the people of the Atlantian Empire of Europe, related to the people of North Europe, who will follow them later as "sea-people" and cause with it the "Doric Migration" in the Mediterranean and the "Arian" and "Aramaean Migration" in Asia.
Like Egypt is also Kanaan one of the first areas which was cultivated by Atlantis, possibly as it had still an extraterrestrial management. This could have been the time, when the center of conveying of culture was still in North Africa. After Kanaanaean myths this happened after the natural desaster of 8500 B.C., when the primeval fathers of Kanaan as surviving men of Atlantis I were thrown at the beach of Kanaan by the waves and found protection in the caves of the holy mountain of Karmel.
After this, Kanaan was settled as West Europe from the beginning of present history. To that are pointing out the historical monuments of the faraway Kanaanaean past as the fields of dolmen on the upper plains of the East Jordan and at Hebron. About their time of origin are until now quarreling the experts. But all is pointing out, that they come from the beginning time of Atlantis II like the megalithic monuments of West Europe and this is here the time of 7000 to 6000 B.C.
This opinion is represented by progressive thinking searchers of prehistoric times who astonishingly come nearly all from the USA. In Europe is happening nearly nothing in this aspect, although it should be nearer to these thoughts by its origin. Here one live still in preference of ideas of history out of the 19.th century.
The American searcher of Palestine W.F.Albright is thinking, that these graves, erected like the Nordic and West European graves of big stones in form of houses and corridors, can be dated to the sixth and fourth millennium B.C.. To the dolmens are often belonging rows of erected stones, so called "menhirs" and stone circles, which are like some cyclopic fortifications, possibly belonging to these megalithic buildings, built of big blocks.
Certain is however until now, that these megalithic buildings are in Palestine as in Europe very old, just as the adoration of a god in a conical stone which is mentioned in very old reports.
In the middle of the fifth millennium copper was known in Kanaan. In the valley of Yarmuk was discovered a culture which possibly had big influence to the early cultures of the East Mediterranean area, with its ceramic ornamented with fishbone pattern and small works of art from pebble, basalt and limestone of partly naturalistic partly schematic female figures. These observations are pointing out to the idea, that the origin of people of Kanaan, similar to those of Catal Hueyuek and those of Iberia was in Atlantis
For in the beginning of the fourth millennium in Kanaan was blooming a culture, the height of which was in some view unique. The excavations of Teleilat el Ghassul near Jericho have shown, that one was living in well constructed houses of bricks of clay with foundation from stones of the field and roofs of wood. The walls were often decorated with wonderful paintings. Besides other was found a star with eight points filled with elaborated decoration. Its form may have ritual meaning, for the oldest sumeric writing in pictures took a star with eight points for the term "god". Around this star of Ghassul are grouped stylized beings like dragons and geometric figures.
About 2000 B.C. when the expansion of Atlantis II had its first high point, was the coast of Kanaan one of the most important regions for Atlantian commerce. Atlantian ships brought wood, cereals, good smelling resins and oils, objects of luxury and jewelry as the famous purple material, the colour for which was won at the Syrian coast from the rotten flesh of the murex shell, perfume and even exotic animals to Ugarit, Sidon and Tyrus. From there this valuable merchandise was brought by overland routes or by Atlantian ships to Egypt, Greece, Crete or Tharsis , as the place of transshipment to the area of the North Atlantic and to the African coast of the Atlantic.
The at Ugarit found texts show, that Kanaan at its part delivered special wood, named >urkarinnu< , copper from Cyprus, devices and weapons of bronze, in the fabrication of which were especially skilled the Atlantian people who had settled in the metal regions of Anatolia and in the North of Iran. To that came horses from Asia Minor. Egypt, which had become a granary delivered big quantities of cereals for the supply of the inhabitants of towns.
Much altered, when caused by the cosmic catastrophe of 1250 B.C. the center of the Atlantian Empire got lost and the waves of the sea-people flooded in the following decades Phoenicia and Syria. The fate of the 3000 years old Ugarit got now accomplished. It was first conquered by the sea-people and used for further operations. When Egypt had stopped the avalanche of people and defeated them, after their datas, in a big battle, began also king Tiglatpileser I of Assyria a campaign against the penetrated sea-people and destroyed completely Ugarit, which had been occupied by the enemy.
The, from all catastrophes spared, by cyclopic walls strongly fortified, at an island in front of the coast lying and with that nearly impregnable Tyrus could about 1000 B.C. undisturbed take the maritime supremacy in the Mediterranean area. It restored the traditional contacts to the kingdom of Tharsis, which had in the meantime recovered a little from the natural desaster, but came never back to old power because of partly destruction of the country and emigration of large parts of the population.
The reconstructed Tharsis was now called in the Greek talking area Tartessos and had little common with the center of power and culture Tharsis-Atlantis of the past, although in this "El Dorado" of antiquity again joined the agricultural wealth of Andalusia that of valuable ores, won in the ground of Iberia ore transported along its coasts from the coasts of the Atlantic in North and South.(7)
The unchanged hospitable kings of the country gave a branch in Gades to the related Phoenicians. At this place, the later Cadiz, was adored in Kanaanaean rite still in the time of the Romans the Tyrian god of the town, Melkart, whom the Greek identified with their Herakles. The restored contact with Tharsis and the in the West situated regions of the former Atlantian Empire was , seen in commercial sight just as important as later the occupation of India in the 18.th and 19.th century for Great-Britain. (7)
To make safe the contact in the now restless becoming times was installed or restored a net of intermediate stops, fortifications and places for landing. A regular commerce with Tartessos made necessary the control over the entire coast of North Africa if one took not the dangerous way by the open sea to the South of Iberia by Sicilia, Sardinia and the Balears or the longer way along the coasts of Italy and South France. To protect the middle route the Phoenicians won again the control of the old regions of influence of the Atlantian Empire, The East of Sicilia, the coast of Sardinia and the Balears. Their preferred and most jealous guarded way was that along the coast of North Africa.(7)
After the wildly moved time of the invasion of the sea-people recovered the Phoenician towns relatively quick and got a new blooming. Liberated by the invasion of the related sea-people from the foreign rule of Egypt and thanks of the increase of well educated population of Atlantian origin Phoenicia reached its high point of power of commerce and of the sea at the turn of the millennium.
The former Crete-Achaic competitor had vanished by the Doric invasion or by inner conflicts and Tharsis itself, weakened by lost of population and devastation of large areas, recovered never from the consequences of the natural desaster.
Tyrus enjoyed its golden age lasting nearly two hundred years. Its fleets made the long voyages and revived everywhere in the Mediterranean the old branches and founded new colonies. From Cyprus to Iberia were found Phoenician places of production and commerce. Also Karthago was founded in this time.
The new Punic nation at the African coast receives the experiences of two thousand years, the varied traditions, the talent of commerce and the entrepreneurial spirit of the mother country for its way. It administers and accomplishes the heir of Phoenicia when this loses gradually its independent existence under the rule of Assyria and Persia.
Tyrus and Sidon, the two main places of Phoenician power, had to battle with Assyria at 720, 701, and 678 B.C.. Sidon was occupied, destroyed and reconstructed. When Assyria at 612 B.C. was beaten by the united Persia and Babylon, Phoenicia tries to turn again to Egypt, but Babylon was not willing to give up the important coast region.
After Babylon follows Persia as supreme authority. Sidon won again some importance, became main base of the Persian fleet and for some time sit of the government. But that does not prevent that there are again and again revolts against Persia. In 346 was plundered the palace of the king of Persia. Artaxerxes marched for that against Phoenicia. Sidon got sacked and 40 000 inhabitants were killed with their king.
When in 333 B.C. the army of Persia was crushingly defeated by Alexander the Phoenician towns except Tyrus opened their gates. Alexander besieged Tyrus for seven months, built a dam and shut it up completely with help of the Cyprian fleet. After the conquest, which was after old reports only possible by help of "flying shields", today called " UFOs", which brought the invincible cyclopic walls to collaps with their beams of energy, he exterminated the inhabitants by fire and sword.
The dam of Alexander is still existing as a sign of the sinking of the town. Today it is silted up and the island of Tyrus, which was in some aspect the successor of the famous island of Atlantis is toughly connected with the land.
For three thousands of years Kanaanaeen people fulfilled the task of mediator of continents. Their being was varied as their ethnic composition and the streams of culture which had passed Kanaan. But in their religious ideas, founded on Atlantian basis, which were a basic substance of their life and to which were subordinated all manifestations of their existence, this in other aspect so movable people staid peculiar conservative.(7)
Also in this nation was shown, as before in Crete and later on in Karthago and Etruria, that people were sure in believe in their gods by own experience, handed down by tradition, and they were not willing to distance themselves only a little from this believe. Still in historic times their religion rose up into the clarified world of the Greek as a strange piece from primeval times and no bridge exists from Kanaanaean cults to the monotheism of the Hebrews.(7)
This proves , more than all other, the affiliation of Kanaanaean people to the primeval nation of Atlantis and to the directly from their gods received lessons and laws. One felt as nation "coming from gods and giants" and stuck to that until the in comparison without tradition living people as Greek, Roman, Jew, Christian or Moslem, who stood uncomprehending or even hostile to this old tradition, had killed the last stubborn "barbar" or "heath" or forced him to deny his religion.
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 ,