In the south of Spain the city of Cadiz is located which was called Gades in 300 BC and, prior to that time, Gadeira (the city was part of the powerful commercial empire of the Phoenicians). As a matter of fact, there is nothing unusual to that since many cities were renamed in the course of time. But let’s have another look at the Atlantis report:
“(...)To his twin brother, who was born after him, and obtained as his lot the extremity of the island towards the Pillars of Heracles, facing the country which is now called the region of Gades in that part of the world, he gave the name which in the Hellenic language is Eumelus, in the language of the country which is named after him, Gadeirus (...)“

It is in this section that the reader gets information about how the city or the region was named after a king of Atlantis, that is Gadeiros.

Another puzzle lies in the origin of the megalith culture. We all know Stonehenge or the alignments of Carnac, bearing witness to that culture. The origin of this culture (ca. 5000 BC) is to be found in the south of Spain where Gadeirus and the lost kingdom of Tartessos are supposed to have been located. The megalith culture was strongly influenced by the northern part of Africa. Were Atlantean refugees the conveyors of culture to that region? That could be possible since, according to the records of North African tribes, the western island kingdom was known as Atarantes or Atlantioi.


The Basque language is a mysterium for many linguists for it is the only language in Western and Central Europe that does not have Indogermanic roots but bears resemblance to American Indian languages originating from North America.

So who comes from where? The Basque people from America or the American Indians from Europe? Or do both have their origin inbetween, in the Atlantic Ocean?

The Greek and Egyptian people had flourishing trade relations with Tartessos, the ancient seaport and commercial centre on the southern west coast of Spain, a city that is definitely lost as we know today. Tartessos is assumed to have been located near Gadeira! Under the name of Tharshish, this port was already mentioned in the Bible.

“(...) For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks. So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.(...)“

Herodot (a Greek historian, 5th century BC) mentions a city known as Tartessos, located beyond the Pillars of Hercules. He also points out that the returning Greek seafarers made a bigger profit than any Greek before them.

In the south of Spain, 10 000-year-old precious metal mining stocks as well as several colossal buildings have been brought into connection with the Tartessan culture. Some researchers think that Tartessos was actually Atlantis. This Atlantis stretched from the south of Spain to Morocco, i.e. the very region connected with the Tartessan culture. In my opinion, the doom of Tartessos must not necessarily be the result of a catastrophe. Rather, it could have been destroyed by the powerful commercial metropolis of the Carthagians who violently fought their enemies.

It could also be that Tartessos was an Atlantean colony unable to survive after Atlantis was lost. However, this theory is valid only in case Atlantis was situated in the Atlantic Ocean. It is equally possible that Atlantis never existed. Maybe the Egyptians simply described an aspiring trading nation like Tartessos that fell victim to its rivals.

But let us draw our attention to an expert in this field:

The comparions drawn below are based upon the research work of the German archaeologist and professor Jensen who explored this topic in great detail.

Plato's Atlantis


Atlantis was situated beyond the Pillars of Hercules Tartessos was an island situated in the mouth of Guadalquivir River (beyond the Pillars of Hercules)
its dimensions exceeded those of Libya and Asia Minor combined it was not an island but a trade monopoly
it was a bridge to other islands as well as to the opposite mainland surrounding the ocean that is the actual bearer of the name people involved in the tin trade with Britain and other islands gave rise to the assumption that Tartessos was a continent
its empire stretched from Libya to Egypt and to Tyrrhenia in Europe Tartessos supplied all nations in the Mediterranean area with metals
it sank on a single day it vanished because it was conquered and the conquerers did not leave behind any traces of this empire for the later Greek seafarers
it is not possible anymore to sail and explore the ocean impenetrable due to political reasons
thick mud is an obstacle to ships deterrent propaganda by the Carthagians
the land was rich in mineral resources The Sierra Morena was one of the richest areas of mineralisation in the ancient world.
the Atlantean empire was equipped with an extensive channel network never witnessed in Europe A considerable channel network branched off from Guadalquivir River as reported by the Greek geographer Strabo
there were many ancient laws in Atlantis that were supposed to have been established 8 000 years ago Strabo’s characterization of the Tartessians: they are the most civilized Iberian people. They can write and own ancient books and poems as well. Also, they have laws put into verse which they believe to be 7 000 years of age       

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