Deluge of Atlantis

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Friday, March 15, 2013

First Dynasty Egyptian Text Spelling for Atlantis

I found this while doing a photosearch for something different. This is a transliteration for a place name listed in a first-dynasty (3000 BC) Egyptian hieroglyphic inscription and it seems to correspond to Atlantis. It is not the familiar letter order, it is a little jumbled from what we are used to. Nonetheless this does seem another clear sign that the Atlantis legend is from the beginning of Egyptian history and did not originate in some subsequent event such as the Late Bronze Age eruption of the Thera volcano or the Trojan War.

Atlantis from first dynasty Egypt
[As I understand it, the initial H can be dropped or added by different dialects, as it is in London Cockney. And the Ancient Egyptian did not distinguish between l and r. Best Wishes, Dale D.]

3 comments:

  1. Amazing find. That Trojan War theory is passe.

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  2. Dear DD;
    Plato said that legend of Atlantis, came from (Ancient) Egypt. The name Atlantis came from Greek Hero named Atlas.
    1. If we can believe that the name in your post depict Atlantis, then Atlas NOT genuine Greek hero, but imported/adapted from Ancient Egypt hero/god. Have you heard any god/hero from Ancient Egypt named Atlas/similar?
    2. My way of thinking, Atlas is son of Neptune/Poseidon (sea god). Find the sea god of Ancient Egypt, who has child, and maybe we can trace the trail of Atlas. Unfortunately, no one Ancient Egypt god represent a real sea god (as long as i know), who can be count as the counterpart of Neptune of Roman or Poseidon of Greek. Though?

    Regard,
    Mus

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    1. Its more complicated than that, the Greek Atlas that held up the sky was based on the Atlas Mountains of NW Africa. Evidence is that Atlas is a native North African name (the Romans treated it that way) and that the Greeks borrowed the name, which they used to cover for their native God of the same function (possiblu Uranus-and before you object again, there is a known Egyptian Atlantis text which uses the name Ur-Nes). The Egyptian agalogue was Shu, but Shu also had several different names. The Egyptians separately identified the Atlas mountains area as being associated with the Western Paradise and could very well have used this name to call that area. Or they could have had a different name to convey the same meaning. At any rate Plato admits to using Greek words to make the Egyptian text intelligible to his Greek-speaking audience.The Egyptians would have used the name of their deity Nu in the place of Neptune/Poseidon. The Egyptian Geneologies of the Gods differ from the Greek ones although the basic ideas are the same.

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