Die Stadt wird von manchen Wissenschaftlern inzwischen unter Huelva vermutet. Tartessos war der griechischen Ьberlieferung nach die erste Zivilisation im Westen. Die Kultur von Tartessos soll von den Дgyptern und Phцniziern beeinflusst gewesen sein. Es gibt wohl auch archдologische Fundstьcke in der vermuteten Gegend von Tartessos, die auf ein Kцnigreich phцnizischer Herkunft hindeuten. Vor allem Silber soll es im Ьberfluss gegeben haben. Der sagenhafte Kцnig Arganthonios was so viel wie Silbermann bedeutet von Tartessos soll, so berichtet es jedenfalls der griechische Geograph und Vцlkerkundler Herodot v.
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After an unhappy sojourn in Russia the family returned to Riga, the Latvian capital and subsequently moved to Berlin. Eventually, he was accused of being a Soviet spy and imprisoned and tortured but eventually acquitted by a Japanese court and released before the end of the war.
After the war be developed his career as a journalist in Germany and France. He had authored a number of books before the war and continued writing afterwards. Two of his later books have been translated into English which deal with ancient civilisations, The Living Past [ ] and The Silent Past[ ].
He supported the idea that Tartessos in Spain had been Atlantis, and extensively cites the work of Adolf Schulten in support of this contention. Tartessos Published June 12, Tartessos or Tartessus is generally accepted to have existed along the valley of the Guadalquivir River where the rich deposits of copper and silver led to the development of a powerful native civilisation, which traded with the Phoenicians, who had colonies along the south coast of Spain k.
There have been persistent attempts over the past century to link Tartessos with Atlantis. Strabo writes of their system of canals running from the Guadalquivir River and a culture that had written records dating back 6, years. The Carthaginians were said to have been captured Tartessos after the reign of Arganthonios and after that, contact with Tartessos seems to have ended abruptly!
The exact location of this city is not known apart from being near the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in Andalusia. Cadiz is accepted to be a corruption of Gades that in turn is believed to have been named to after Gaderius. In , the German researcher Gustav Moritz Redslob carried out a study of everything available relating to Tartessos and concluded that the lost city had been the town of Tortosa on the River Ebro situated near Tarragona in Catalonia.
The idea received little support. With regard to the giants, the images of doorways posted by Cassaro are too low to comfortably accommodare giants! Cassaro has previously made the same claim about megalithic structures in Italy m. He believed that Tartessos had been the centre of an ancient culture that was Atlantis or at least one of its colonies.
Otto Jessen also believed that there had been a connection between Atlantis and Tartessos. Jean Gattefosse was convinced that the Pillars of Heracles were at Tartessos, which he identifies as modern Seville. However, Mrs E. Whishaw , who studied in the area for 25 years at the beginning of the 20th century, believed that Tartessos was just a colony of Atlantis.
Rainer W. Although there is a general consensus that Tartessos was located in Iberia, there are a number of refinements of the idea. In , Professor Richard Freund of the University of Hartford garnered a lot of publicity when he visited the site and expressed the view that it was the location of Tartessos which he equates with Atlantis. A minority view is that Tarshish is related to Tarxien Tarshin in Malta, which, however, is located some miles inland with no connection to the sea.
Another unusual theory is offered by Luana Monte , who has opted for Thera as Tartessos. Andis Kaulins has claimed that further south, in the same region, Carthage was possibly built on the remains of Tartessos, near the Pillars of Heracles j. A recent novel by C. Albertson[ 13 0 ] uses the idea of an Atlantean Tartessos as a backdrop to the plot. Although this site is in Spanish, it is worthwhile using your Google translator to read an English version.
Adolf Schulten und Tartessos