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Libya - a part of Atlantis? - Ulf Richter

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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2008, 11:15:26 pm »

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   posted 01-25-2005 07:38 AM                   
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In my last post I wrote about the book:
Ulrich Hofmann: Platons Insel Atlantis (Plato´s island Atlantis), 264 pages, edited by Books on Demand, 2004
Hofmann looks at the predynastic cultures in Egypt, especially the so called Naqada I (4000 – 3600 BC) , and found close relations between their customs of burying their dead and decorating their ceramics with those in north west Africa. Already Flinders Petrie, the first explorer of the “Naqada culture”, thought that these peoples would have had immigrated from the west, from Libya. They decorated their ceramic vessels with ship patterns, and also among the rock engravings from this time are many ships.
http://www.artsales.com/ARTistory/Ancient_Ships/02_edpetros.html
> The earliest historic record of seafaring ships that can be found seem to be the Neolithic petroglyphs or rock art that are found in the Egyptian eastern desert.
Many of these patterns have been dated to the Naqada period of Egyptian history which covers approximately the period of 4500-3100 BCE <<

It seems that the ships with the high bows and sterns (as the boat on the Phaistos disk) were sea-going vessels and not only river boats, and that the immigrants (or traders) came from the Mediterranean and from the West. Remembering Plato´s statement that Libya was part of the empire of Atlantis, it is probable that we can see Atlantean ships in the ship petroglyphs of the Egyptian Eastern Desert .

Hofmann thinks that the first high culture in Egypt, long before the first dynasty, was coming from the west, from Atlantis-Libya, and that also among the first pharaohs and their wives were descendants of the “Tehenu” (Libyans).

Also the “Gebel el-Arak knife”, from prehistoric Egypt, Naqada II (3500 – 3100 BC) shows boats of the “Phaistos disk” type, as Riven has found out. http://www.homestead.com/wysinger/gebelea.html
>The other interesting thing is that the foreigners being attacked with the long hair look like the Maxyans as described by Herodotus. Definitely Libyan ancestors I would say. < (Riven)

It seems worthwile to make further study on the relations between early Libyans (Atlanteans) and early Egypteans



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