Ignatius Donnelly

Atlantis reconstructed

Insights from Ancient Civilizations

As we delve further into the past towards the era of Atlantis, the evidences of a great, wise, and civilized race become increasingly apparent. Various ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptians, Ethiopians, and Israelites, refrained from consuming pork from early times due to its potential health hazards, like trichinosis, demonstrating a profound understanding of health long before modern discoveries. The Talmud, for instance, forbade pork because of “a small insect which infests it.”

Practices from Atlantis

Many practices, such as circumcision, likely originated in Atlantis. This practice was widely adopted by ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, Ethiopians, Phoenicians, and Hebrews.

It possibly began as a means to control a severe disease that plagued humanity, with circumcision becoming a mandated religious duty to eradicate this ailment.

Historical references, like the story of the Atlantean king Ouranos enforcing circumcision during a plague, suggest the practice’s deep roots. This cultural and health practice spread with colonists from Atlantis, ultimately reaching Europe and beyond.

Reconstructing Atlantean Civilization

Based on various sources, we can piece together a picture of Atlantean life. The Atlanteans resided on a large island surrounded by smaller islands, forming a network towards Europe, Africa, the West Indies, and America.

The main island featured volcanic mountains, with perpetual snow-capped peaks, elevated table-lands with royal establishments, and the “great plain of Atlantis.” Rivers flowed from a central point in all directions, and the climate was mild, akin to the Azores. The fertile volcanic soil supported both tropical and temperate crops.

The Atlanteans were composed of at least 2 different races:

  • a darker brownish-red race similar to Central Americans, Berbers, and Egyptians,
  • a lighter, taller white race akin to Greeks, Goths, Celts, and Scandinavians.

Conflicts for supremacy between these races likely occurred, with the smaller-handed darker race possibly being the more advanced metalworkers and navigators.

Evidence suggests the Atlanteans domesticated animals like cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, and possibly horses and swine.

They cultivated crops such as maize, wheat, oats, barley, rye, tobacco, hemp, and flax, and practiced irrigation and architecture.

Shared Customs and Origins

The similarities in customs and beliefs on both sides of the Atlantic suggest a shared origin in Atlantis.

For instance, the Western world’s use of domestic cattle and major cereals, which were not indigenous to America, implies a closer historical connection between Atlantis and Europe.

The difficulty of transporting bulky domestic animals across the Atlantic and the different climates better suited to specific crops further supports this connection.

Atlantean Influence on Modern Civilization

Comparative studies of language, customs, and beliefs across the Atlantic can reveal more about Atlantean history.

The plough, a significant agricultural tool, was present in ancient Egypt and Peru, implying its use in Atlantis.

The domestication of cattle and the symbolism of the ox-head in Atlantean culture suggest the use of oxen or horses for ploughing.

Technological and Cultural Achievements

The Atlanteans achieved significant technological and cultural advancements. They built aquaducts, practiced irrigation, were skilled architects, sculptors, and engravers, and had a system of writing.

They worked with various metals, including tin, copper, bronze, silver, gold, and iron. Their society was organized with a kingly government, courts, judges, records, and monuments with inscriptions. They also possessed the knowledge of the magnet and gunpowder.

Religion and Philosophy

In religion, the Atlanteans held advanced beliefs, including the concept of one universal, omnipotent God, symbolized by the sun, and the immortality of the soul. They embalmed their dead, indicating a belief in the resurrection of the body. This sophisticated religious thought aligns with early Aryan and Vedic literature, suggesting a shared heritage.

Atlantean Legacy

The Atlantean civilization’s influence extended to Europe, Africa, and America, shaping the development of subsequent cultures. Their achievements in agriculture, metallurgy, navigation, and governance laid the foundation for later civilizations.

The collapse of Atlantis, remembered as a cataclysmic event, left an indelible mark on human history, preserved in legends and traditions across cultures.

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