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Atlantis in an Iberian inscription of more than 6000 years. The oldest writing of western Europe.

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Scientific Atlantology International Society (SAIS) http://DiscoveryAtlantis.sytes.net

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Plato in history of Atlantis tells that the Atlanteans knew the writing. Strabo affirms that the Turdetaneans towns, direct descendants of the Tartessians, conserved historical annals and laws written in a grammar that went back to more than 6000 years before its time. Academic archaeology not yet accepts that this has been certain, think that it is a mere invention of Strabo, nevertheless, in Iberia have appeared many testimonies of inscriptions recorded or painted in caves, dólmenes, and in diverse objects of bone and ceramics whose dates go back to more than 4000 years before Christ (6000 years BP), although some findings reported by Walterman Fein, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano and Jorge Maria Ribero-Meneses show clear evidences of the use of characters of alphabetical linear writing in paleolítico context.

Diaz Montexano has identified the characters of an inscription in prehistoric bone discovered in Corunna, Galicia, Spain (the inscription appears reported in "Michel Bouvier, Paris, Cat. L'Art of l'Ècriture, 2003". http://www.nb.no/baser/schoyen/4/4.4/ms5237_2.jpg ), with a clear Ibero-Tartessian sequence, written to the Tartessian way, - that oldest is used in Iberia -, that is, of right to left and the data are very revealing, because apparently it could be mentioning the Atlantis and of Tartessos. The inscription can be transliterated like:

"ATaL-TaRTe".

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As Diaz-Montexano comments:

"... it is impossible to deny that these words (Atal) are looked too much like the root that appears in the name of Atlantis, that is an adjectival Atlas form, whereas Tarte adjusts to the root reconstructed by the Spanish specialists on the old name of Tartessos, that would be something similar to Tarte-, because the suffix -ssos is of Aegean or Greek origin, and it was added with the value of "region", "city" or "country", like in "Kno-ssos". The completion in vowel, could correspond to some ending.

It is very difficult to think that this is only a mere chance. This inscription, on the one hand, confirms the antiquity of the Ibero-Tartessian writings (acord Strabo and Plato) and by another one it seems to confirm the identification of Atlantis or "land of Atlas" with Iberia, as it affirms Plato when saying that a region of Atlantis was called Gadeira (Cadiz, Spain) and that in this same region was the Pillars of Hercules.

In any case, we are before first and only epigraphical evidence found in the world, with an inscription that comes near enough to the names of Atlas and Tartessos, and that it has more than 6000 years of antiquity... "

On these inscriptions of Iberia and western Europe Martin Schøyen writes:

“…Hans Jensen, in "Sign, symbol and script", pp. 37-39, dates the signs from Dolmen d'Alvao in Portugal to about 4000 BC, being attached to Iberian writing. Stephen Fisher in "A history of writing", pp. 22-24, mentions 210 symbols and signs engraved on objects of the Vincas culture, that have been radio-carbon dated to about 4000 BC. According to Michaël Guichard, in "A history of writing", 2001/2002, pp. 17-19, Vinca (not far from modern Beograd) has given its name to the late Neolithic period of Danubian culture (5000-3800 BC). Clay figurines have been found with marks echoing protopictographic and Uruk IV pictographic script from Syria, Sumer or Highland Iran. The contents of these figurines, the seals of Kotacpart, and the clay tablet found at Gradesnica, remains a mystery due to the paucity of material so far found. This raises the question of where the cradle of continuous writing really was. So far there has been a contest between Egypt and Syria/Sumer/Highland Iran, with overwhelming recent evidence for the latter, dated to around 3500 BC…” (The Schoyen Collection: 4. Palaeography. 4.1. The beginning of writing and the first alphabets, Oslo, Februar 2005)

Diaz-Montexano thinks, that the temporary tie with the civilization of Vinca can be surpassed perfectly, because in Iberia clear testimonies of use of signs of linear writing ordered of grammar way in objects and caves of paleolithic exist, and to date nobody has reported something similar in the East of Europe. The old theory of Fein (principles of century XX) from which in Iberia the writing had arisen, at the present time can be confirmed.

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