Chapter 2: Legendary Lost Lands
It is apparent by piecing together ancient legends with modern evidence that the best and most adventurous members of the original Solutreans migrated from the west coast of Europe following the route around the north Atlantic to reach the Americas. Though, as this was a process that probably took generations, the first stop on this route was most likely a small ice age island that once existed off the coast of what is now the British Isles. After settling on their new home on this isolated ice age island, their population remained confined forcing this civilization to seek more land.
It is recorded in many ancient accounts, outside of The Dialects of Plato, that an extremely advanced island civilization once existed and transplanted their culture around the world, but was destroyed when it sank below the ocean. Accounts of a highly advanced, sunken island civilization occur in locations as diverse as South America, Egypt, Greece, and Britain. It is apparent that these accounts describe not just a single Island, but a vast island/coastal empire, the original hub of this civilization being an Island chain located in the North Atlantic off the coast of what is now the British Isles. This original home of this advanced civilization was known to the medieval cartographers respectively as Hy Brasil (now submerged), Thule (Iceland), Ultima Thule (Greenland), and although many inaccuracies occurred in medieval maps, some truths were conveyed as derived from ancient legends.
Giovanni Antonio Magini (June 13, 1555 – February 11, 1617) based this 1597 map on the work of earlier cartographers like Abraham Ortelius, Gerardus Mercator, Nicolo Zeno, and Olaus Magnus. Of particular note are the mythical islands of Hy Brasil and Islant/Thule (Iceland) in the lower left and upper left portions of the map respectively. It is basically unchanged from Mercator´s map of Europe from 1554 with the shape originated by Zeno. North America appears in the upper left corner with the name Estotilant, borrowed from an earlier map by Zeno, which stated that this land was “discovered” by 14th century fisherman, yet may have been derived from 10th century Viking expeditions to “Vinland”, which in turn may have been inspired by pre-Diluvian legends of Aryan travelers to North America. It is apparent from viewing underwater sea maps that large Islands did once exist off the coast of the British Isles during the last Ice age when the sea levels were nearly 100 feet or 30 meters lower. These Islands were glaciated during the last glacial maximum some 26,000 to 20,000 years ago. Yet sometime between 15,000 to 12,700 B.C. these regions became habitable for a period of several thousand years toward the end of the last ice age. The mythical Islands of Hy Brazil, as well as the Island of Thule shown on many medieval maps are the most likely locations for a habitable ice age location. Thule or Iceland may have been an oasis in ice as it has many geothermal hot springs and areas which are very lush amidst the ice of today. Hy Brazil may have actually still existed during the Middle Ages but may have simply eroded away. Similar accounts in relatively recent times have been verified as fact. One such account is the story of the German island of Rungholt, which was recorded to have eroded away over a period of hundreds of years and finally washed away completely in the 14th century after a violent storm. Various regions around the world show signs of both massive coastal flooding as well as submerged prehistoric islands. Most notably are the underwater land masses off the coast of the British Isles. First the “Western branch” of Aryans migrated by sea throughout the Mediterranean while simultaneously establishing the very first settlements in the Americas. Remnants of Aryan artifacts such as Aryan mummies, similar cultural themes, and megalithic structures can be found from the west coast of Europe, to the Mediterranean, and further still to the Americas. These Aryans first made their way to the east coast of North America and the Bahamas and were the first people to colonize and settle the Americas predating the absent minded wonderings of the Mongoloids across the Alaskan land bridge by thousands of years. Though Aryan artifacts and remains have been found throughout North America from the mound builders of the Mississippi valley (which despite canonized theory, were built by pre Asiatic inhabitance) and the remains in the Southwest (Lovelock cave, Spirit cave, Humboldt, Kennewick, Crittenden, Yosemite, etc.) much of their extended empire has disappeared under the sea. This legend was recorded as the story told by the tutelary “God Kings” of South America, such as Viracocha, Votan, Kukulcan, and Quetzalcoatl. This legend became known as the legend of Aztlan the lost home of the Aztecs, though the Aztec most likely “borrowed” this legend along with most of their cultural archetypes from earlier cultures like the Incas, Mayas, and Toltecs. Telling proof that this legend is based on truth is that a lost island can in fact be seen in the undersea maps of the Bahamas.
Likewise, another famous site was also flooded and is where the legend of Atlantis is derived. As was recorded by Plato, this Island City was located “beyond the pillars of Hercules” an allusion for the Straits of Gibraltar. Of the coast of Northwest Africa is an Island chain known as the Canary Islands, which was until relatively recently inhabited by a race of people named the Guanches by the Spanish explorers who discovered them. Now extinct, it is recorded that the Guanches were blond, red, and auburn haired people with pale skin and colored eyes. To this day stepped pyramids exist on the Canary Islands and Aryan mummies have been found in caves around the island, embalmed in a similar fashion to Egyptian mummies. Though it is apparent from ancient accounts and undersea maps that this chain of Islands once had a neighboring chain of Islands to the west where a mysterious underwater formation can be seen. It appears to be a city with roads similar to modern grid-like cities, but does not appear to be on a raised land mass. As was recorded by Plato, this lost civilization sunk after a large earthquake and produced an impassible bar of mud which ships had to avoid when sailing in the Atlantic.
As this sea faring civilization established settlements in North America, the Bahamas, and North Africa, others of their kind were spreading their culture and conquering the primitive Hybrid/Negroid and Mongoloid settlements to the east; thus establishing great megalithic civilizations. The “Eastern branch” migrated on land down through the Middle East and India, and even over the Himalayas into China, and as far as Japan. Physical evidence exists of isolated pockets of light skinned and colored-eyed people in these regions, as well as Aryan Mummies and artifact found in locations as far away as China amongst other places. Linguistic evidence can also be found in many of these regions to this day such as the well known similarities between languages like Sanskrit and Latin and English as well as written historical accounts of a similarity in the cultural themes surrounding an archetypal Sun worshiping society that circumvented the globe. Overall, Aryan artifact and mummies have been found in locations as diverse as The Canary Islands, Egypt, Greece, Palestine, Sumer, Iran, India, China, Japan, Siberia, New Zealand, Easter Island, Peru, Mexico, and various regions of North America.
These people forged the first empire; an empire that was loosely tied together by trade, culture, and blood, yet was worldwide. Great coastal and island port cities were established around the Great Lakes, down through the Mississippi river valley, and in the Bahamas, then down toward the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean regions of what is known today as Greece, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt. The Eastern branch expanded further still into Asia and established cities in Sumer, The Indus Valley, India, Tibet, China, and even as far as Japan. Then approximately 12,700 B.C. the times of the “Deluge” came, when the glaciers that covered much of North America and Europe began to recede rapidly. Rising sea levels had been occurring for thousands of years without effecting mankind much, but the Deluge was different.
These deluge stories were recorded in many ancient texts, tablets, and hieroglyphs such as the Vedic story of Manu, the Sumerian story of Ziusudra, the Hebrew story of Noah, the Egyptian story of Atum, the Greek and Roman stories of Zeus and Jupiter’s flood, the Celtic myth of the Titans flood, the Welsh account of Dwyfan and Dwyfach, the Inca pictorial flood account, numerous North Amerindian accounts of a global flood, etc. There are simply so many flood myths originating on every continent that one could write an entire treatise on the subject, but they all share a similar theme that the flood comes to purify the earth of human debauchery, of a couple righteous people surviving by boarding a special boat, giant lore is generally incorporated with the stories, etc.
It is apparent not only from ancient legends, but also from undersea maps as well as geological evidence that a global flood did in fact occur, flooding densely inhabited coastal and island regions around the world. This global flood occurred when the axial tilt of the earth shifted by only a few degrees allowing for the sun to bake a previously much colder area of the glacial Icepack allowing for a giant, mile high, country sized glacier to break off the Ice pack in the North Sea. This mega glacier created a mega tsunami, which totally submerged the original island home of the Aryans in the North Atlantic, and furthermore, rippled around the world erasing most of the evidence of this vast Island/coastal empire by raising sea levels around the globe roughly 30 meters or nearly 100 feet. Yet it is recorded in the ancient legends that there were some of the indigenous Aryans of the Islands who had advanced warning and survived the tsunami by boarding specially made boats that were unsinkable. The most striking evidence of their survival story is in the genetic evidence. The most saturated migratory route was closest to the original island kingdom of the Aryan empire, that is, the West Coast of Europe and what later became the British Isles.