New Atlantis – the source of civilization on Earth

New Atlantis – the source of civilization on Earth

by Konrad Kulczyk

The origins of human civilization are still a subject of constant speculation and arguments. We can be pretty sure that our own world has advanced as a result of the achievements of the Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations, but the question arises of how they developed their own high standards.  Many writers and researchers have placed Atlantis in different parts of the globe, but up to now there was no clear path connecting this legendary land to the first established civilizations. Using the latest linguistic and genetic information I propose the missing link …

Proto- civilization

The theme of the existence of an early civilization turns up in many old myths and legends. If there is a grain of truth in these stories, where could it have been situated? The most well known is called Atlantis and is placed by Plato on an island in the Atlantic Ocean.


This incredible information which, according to the great philosopher was handed over to Solon, a famous Greek poet and politician, by the Egyptian priests of the temple Neith in Sais, could be a figment of Plato’s imagination. The myth of Atlantis is probably related to the Minoan civilization, which existed on the islands of Crete and Thera, and which was destroyed in 1625 BC by the eruption of the Santorini volcano.

We have to ask ourselves whether we should put the Atlantis story among legends that will never be possible to prove, or did it really exist? If it existed, it had to leave some traces behind, if not material then certainly cultural ones which might be found in the first known civilizations. Therefore I reckon that we have a greater chance of finding proof of the existence of Atlantis in the history of the origins of the Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations, than in legends or megalithic sites difficult to pinpoint in time. 

Extensive evidence exists that the founders of the Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations were strangers to these lands. It is important to emphasize  that both civilizations came into existence suddenly and that many elements, such as modern agriculture, new technologies, new architecture,  advanced religious beliefs, new forms of management, education and the system of justice, were introduced in a very short space of time.

There is a significant resemblance between these  two civilizations which could only result from the fact that founders of both these states obtained their knowledge from the same source.

We know that the founders who reached Sumer and Egypt possessed, right from the beginning, essential practical knowledge. Therefore it had to have been already applied earlier and probably came into existence in one place, rather than simultaneously in many different locations.

Egypt_SumerEgyptian god Horus (left) and Assyrian Winged Eagle-Headed Being (Genie) –  Neo-Assyrian period, Mesopotamia;

This leads us to the conclusion that a long way from Sumer and Egypt there existed a proto-civilization whose achievements were taken over and assimilated by the founders of the first civilizations. We shall call this first civilization New Atlantis.

Location of New Atlantis

Archaeological discoveries show that Sumerians appeared in Mesopotamia, probably about 5,500 years ago. However it is not possible to establish where they arrived from. The Sumerian language differed from the tongue  of the indigenous population. We can learn about their language from the tablets covered with cuneiform writing which originated about 3,000 years BC. The Sumerian language had an entirely different vocabulary, grammar and syntax to the languages of the local Semitic tribes.

According to Dell Hathaway Hymes, a well known anthropologist and linguist, there is no doubt that the Sumerian tongue belongs to the group of proto-Ural-Altaic languages, similar to the Finno-Ugric and Turkish languages. The results of his examination show that out of one hundred Sumerian common root words from the Hymes list, more than fifty percent also appear in Turkish and Hungarian.

The recent findings of the genetic examination of the world population confirmed that the groups speaking Ural-Altaic languages emerged about 12,000 years ago from eastern China and moved slowly west through the areas of Altai and the Caspian Sea to north-eastern Europe. Therefore a plausible area for the original homeland of Sumerians may be the part of Central Asia which is bounded by the River Irtysh in the east and the River Volga in the west. Only in this area, as the most likely original home-base for Sumerians, could they have had close linguistic contact with Ural-Altaic peoples.

If we take into consideration that the dwellings of Sumer, Egypt and the Indus valley civilizations were in a hot and dry climate, in the valleys of large rivers it is probable that the  proto-civilization also existed in similar climatic and geographical conditions. A semi-desert area in the region of the Aral Sea with two large rivers would meet these requirements. Amu Daria flowing into the Aral Sea had enough water to irrigate fields and to support a large population. This hypothetical proto-civilization could probably have come into existence on their banks. Climate research results show that thousands of years ago this river was more abundant than at present, and that its branch also flowed into the Caspian Sea.

Greek sources mentioned the existence of civilizations in these parts of the world. The ancient Greeks believed that somewhere in the North or East was a land inhabited by Hyperboreans, a long-lived, clever, peaceful race living in prosperity. They also believed that Apollo and Artemis were gods in this faraway land. Some Greeks  such as Aristotle  considered that this land could lie in the regions of Scythia – present Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan or Altai. According to legends the Hyperborean  land was hot and sunny, therefore could not be placed in the north. It is known that  from this area originated the progenitors of the ancient Greeks, since the Greek language is related to proto-indo-European  and Vedic and Sanskrit. The fact, that the concept of Atlantis has survived in the Greek tradition through thousands of years indicates  Greek connections with New Atlantis.

Existence of an early civilization in this area is also mentioned by Chinese sources which state that in the third millennium BC “Sons of the Heaven” spread all over the world, propagating new beliefs and bringing new knowledge from their base in the Karakorum mountains, in the western part of China, which is not far from Amu Daria.

AssyrianSealSons of the Heaven? Source >>

Research conducted in the 1970s by Viktor Sarianidi, a Russian archaeologist of Greek origin, indicates that in the area of Bactria at the upper Amu Daria in the vicinity of Gonur-Depe in present day eastern Turkmenistan, existed in the third millennium BC the very advanced Oxus civilization whose farming was based on irrigation. This civilization knew writing and mastered bronze technology, and had good relations with the civilization in the Indus valley. It is possible that the Oxus civilization could be a continuation of the earlier civilization which existed in this area.

It is also noteworthy that, according to the Zoroastrian holy scripture Avesta, Zoroaster, a creator of the first monotheistic religion who lived in the region of Bactria, died in the Pamir Mountains where Amu Daria has its source.

It might be worth mentioning that the lapis lazuli found in Sumer and in  the early royal tombs in Upper Egypt  came from  mines in the area of Bactria which were already working in the 4th millennium BC.

The coming into existence of New Atlantis

Study of the Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations shows that  right from the beginning they possessed  advanced knowledge of modern agriculture, engineering, new technologies, new architecture,  mathematics, astronomy, new forms of management, and introduced new advanced religious beliefs, education and the system of justice. Since this knowledge did not exist on Earth and there was not enough time to develop it, it is proposed that it had to be brought here by intelligent extraterrestrial beings. This hypotheses presented below is described in detail  in my book We are not alone in the Universe*. 

In order to initiate the further development of mankind, the intelligent beings arrived on Earth and probably settled in Bactria, in the region of the river Amu Daria. Here they established the economic foundations of New Atlantis, securing the safe and stable existence of the indigenous Altaic population, which used a proto-Sumerian language.

NewAtlantis2Winged Gods manipulating DNA?

Before commencing the transfer of information essential for the further development of mankind, the extraterrestrial beings had to first prepare a suitable team of people that would be able to learn and assimilate this knowledge. Since buying young girls for wives was then the accepted custom, an appropriately large number of women would have been easily gathered. In order to hand the new genes over to them they might have used the method of artificial insemination. With the help of appropriate pharmacological means, this event could be blotted out from the memory of these women, and perhaps, became in many religions a source of beliefs in the virgin birth of gods.

After a few generations the number of genetically improved members of the community increased enough to allow the process of building a  new civilization to commence. The indigenous, primitive population also played an important role, constituting the basic workforce needed for agriculture and performing various physical labors.

As a result of the education and special upbringing of the intelligent members of the community, a new elite arose which possessed technical knowledge and the abilities to perform managerial tasks. As the number of members of the new elite increased, further development of the civilization could take place. Proto-structures of the new society appeared with the novel organization of management and the new justice system. For land under cultivation an irrigation system was built and new agricultural technologies were introduced. People learnt the principles of metallurgy, civil engineering and medicines.

The new elites, after several generations finally assumed total control over community affairs, preserving in their tradition the principles that all material goods and all lands belonged to the gods. The same rules were obeyed later in Sumer and Egypt, where the priests and pharaohs had not considered themselves to be owners, but only administrators of earthly goods.

It is worthwhile emphasizing that within the new elites neither dominating groups nor political leaders emerged because everybody was equal before the gods. This is supported by the fact that after arriving in a new place no homogeneous state was created, but several independent city-states. This happened in Sumer and in Egypt. It is interesting that Atlantis as described by Plato consisted of ten independent kingdoms, therefore the Plato story could have  had some connections with the proto-civilization.

Probably in about the middle of the fourth millennium BC, after the full formation of the civilization and sufficient increase of the educated elite numbers, missionary expeditions commenced. The purpose of theses expeditions was to spread new genes and to teach other groups of people how to build a civilization. The character of these missions was peaceful and they were not military conquest expeditions, as confirmed by the fact that small groups of envoys arrived in Sumer and Egypt.

Taking into account that in those times there were very few roads, and travelling across mountains was very treacherous, the safest and fastest way of transport was by water. Probably the first missions used the river Indus which is relatively easily accessible from Bactria. The travelers moved down the river to the Indian Ocean, leaving behind in the Indus valley settlements which became the seed of a new civilization. Traveling west along the coast they arrived at the delta of the two rivers Euphrates and Tigris, where they built Sumerian city-states. The other groups followed the coast further and arrived on the shores of the Red Sea, which are only about a hundred and fifty miles from the River Nile and Upper Egypt. A map showing travelling routes is shown in Fig.1. This traveling scenario is supported by the later Sumerian trading routes which reached the Indus valley and Africa.


Fig. 1 Map showing the  traveling routes of the proto-civilization missionaries

The missionaries  traveled not only to Sumer and Egypt but probably migrated in other directions, spreading knowledge all over the world. It is possible that they reached China in the 3rd millennium BC as well as other parts of Eurasia.

It is possible that the descendants of the New Atlantis population spread all over Europe. This is supported by the existence of mysterious megalithic structures discovered in Malta, Spain, England, Ireland and Scandinavia, which were built from the fourth to the second millennium BC. It is interesting that the majority of them are in coastal areas, so it seems probable that they were built by sea travelers.

* W.K. Kulczyk: We are not alone in the Universe (John Hunt Publishing, Winchester UK and Washington US, 2012)
Copyright 2012 by Wojciech Konrad Kulczyk (Author)
Presented with author’s permission

Book by the Author

The author, while living in Portugal came in contact with a book describing the events in Fatima, such as the display on the sky which was witnessed by 50,000 people. As a physicist, specialising in lasers, he came to the conclusion that these events were neither of natural nor divine origins, but they had to be prepared by beings of much higher than human intelligence.

Following this hypothesis he arrived at a logical conclusion that the intelligent beings had intervened in human affairs from the very beginning of homo sapiens on Earth. His book explains many mystifying events in the history of mankind such as the origins of the first civilisations and the arising of the main religions. Certain events in the 20th century such as the fall of Nazism and communism are elucidated using this approach.

We Are Not Alone in the Universe: From the Origins of Civilizations and Religions to Humankind’s Final Destiny
Wojciech Konrad Kulczyk (Author)

The book tries to answer questions: Why the intelligent beings are interfering in human affairs? What are their objectives? and provides an answer to such a timeless question as: “What is the purpose of human life?”

Book review by Andy Lloyd

19th January 2013

Has our history been fundamentally influenced by a hidden alien agenda?  The author of this well-written and thought-provoking book believes so.  His interest in some form of external intervention was derived from his studies of the Fatima event in Portugal which took place in 1917.  Dr Kulczyk has a PhD in laser applications, and he set about interpreting what may have happened during that summer on the Iberian peninsula using his specialist engineering background. 

He was impressed by the case because of the large number of eye-witnesses of a remarkable ‘display in the sky’ (the “Miracle of the Sun”), and the predictability of each visionary appearance of the figure whom many interpret as the Virgin Mary.  He became convinced that the visions were created by a visiting culture whose engineering prowess enabled the phenomenon through utilising advanced laser technology, combined with an undeniable penchant for theatrics. 

This may sound far-fetched on first consideration, but once the author brings his expertise to bear on the case it begins to not only become a plausible possibility, but even seems quite likely.  This becomes Kulczyk’s spring-board to examine history with a fresh pair of eyes.  Having, in his mind, established that intervention occurs, he points out how many turning points in history rested upon quirks of chance, or a series of events which seem implausible.                                

I would say that Kulczyk has a strong deterministic streak in his philosophical outlook.  He is certainly no believer in a SNAFU explanation for human history.  I find the idea that even great thinkers, leaders and scientists are prone to egregious mistakes more easy to bear.  But who is to say?  Here, he argues his case:

“I believe that, as in the case of Nazism in Germany, the situation in Russia [the fall of Communism] required intervention because there was a need to remove the communist regime.  In this case intervention would be very difficult because, as was already mentioned, the intelligent beings can influence the beliefs of individual persons, however they cannot interfere in the activities of large groups of people who strongly believe in certain ideas. Therefore it is easier for them to achieve the necessary results in states ruled by a dictator than in democratic countries, because it would be sufficient to change the convictions of only one person.”  (p220)

But his analysis of the Fatima visions remains a strong contender for intervention of some kind.  Kulczyk argues that the encounters are neither typical Marian visions, nor are they typical UFO sightings and related phenomena.  Ironically, where UFOs are probably not E.T. related, the Fatima events might be, he thinks.  But the organisation of such encounters would have to have been extraordinary, even by today’s standards.  I’m reminded of illusionist Darren Brown’s recent experiments at mind-control by creating an immersive but wildly fictional environment for his unsuspecting subject.  I can see how aliens with technology and intelligence beyond ours would also be up to the task.

Such conjecture is bread and butter to researchers like me.  Where I might have taken the book further down that rabbit hole, “We Are Not Alone in the Universe” takes a different path.  The bulk of the book is an essentially factual description of some of the grand turning points in history.  It takes in the sudden emergence of civilisation in Sumer and Egypt (which the author generously describes as egalitarian societies compared to their more barbaric neighbours).  He ascribes their appearance to an import of peoples and knowledge from a proto-civilisation located somewhere in the Caspian Sea area.  This zone, he thinks, was visited by the ‘intelligent beings’ who gifted the peoples of the area with great learning in the art of civilisation-building.  The locals migrated, some of whom became the Sumerians who then descended upon the marshlands of Mesopotamia. 

The chapters which follow describe some of the great prophets, and how the monotheistic religions established themselves.  The centre of the book becomes a thesis on comparative religions.  Whether this seemed relevant to the claim posed in the book’s title is a moot point.  Kulczyk provides some useful insights into how the competing religions fitted into history. These religions were seeded by the intelligent beings, he proposes, through visionary experiences similar, presumably, to those experienced in Fatima. 

Then he looks in some depth at the lives of more modern thinkers, like Nietzsche  and Gurdjieff, and how their philosophies might direct humankind towards a future where we ourselves become fully conscious beings, like the aliens who have intermittently moulded our civilisation and development.  All of these chapters are well written, balanced, informative and, above all, interesting to read.  They contrast with the author’s appraisal of the alleged decline in our own society’s moral standards, which becomes something of a Daily Mail rant.  Statistics can be pretty much used to deliver whatever point you want to make in this area, and the author’s usual careful journalistic balance becomes derailed. 

The focus on religion in the book (and bear in mind that the author is an established scientist) led me to ponder whether he was advocating an alien dimension to angelic intervention.  There may be a fine line between the paranormal and the supernatural, if any distinction beyond our biased interpretation exists at all. 

In the true sense of the word, the purported existence of the intelligent beings could be classified as ‘occult’.  Their influence is hidden, and is intermeshed with esoteric thought and philosophies.  This interpretation may reflect the interests of the author more than any reality that we can hope to establish, given the known scenarios outlined by him, but it would be nice to think that there really are some guardian angels from the stars looking out for our interests as we continue our inexorable progress.       

Source: Book review by Andy Lloyd


About the Author

The author was born in Poland where he studied engineering. In 1967 he arrived in England where in 1971 was awarded a Ph.D. in laser applications at University of Surrey, Guildford.  Since 1990 he lives in Frimley in Surrey.

For many years he had been interested in such mysterious events as the origins of the first civilizations and the arising of the main religions.
While working in Portugal when he read about the famous display on the sky he was able to identify phenomena which could only be produced by lasers. This triggered his interest in this topic and eventually led to writing the present book.
In 2004 he published a book “Gurdjieff –an Introduction to His Teachings”.


  1. JAY says

    Great another warning how cool would it be to find like this on a planet that is inhabited on the basic principles of land use and species that dwell in a environment that is shared for full productive capacity to ensure well managed practices what ever.

  2. Peter Nowak says

    Atlantis could not be the origin of civilisation because it is to late! According to Plato it was founded by Poseidon who is a brother of Zeus. Zeus himself is the leader of the olympian gods which obtained the power in a war against the Titans together with Cronus. Herodot tells in Histories II, 43 a date of this war: 17.000 years before his time, which means round about 17.500 BC. That means Atlantis was at the earliest founded in 17.500 BC and had enough time to reach its level of civilisation in 9500 BC as Platon tells. Thats why Plato tells in the beginning that they didnt know ships and then later writes that Atlantis had big harbours and ship arsenals.
    But Zeus and the olympian gods took over the power from Cronus and the Titans which means, the power of these gods started earlier than 17.500 BC. Herodot tells us, that in that era eight gods were ruling in Egypt and Mantho tells us their names. Diodor I, 26 tells us that from the time of the sungod (which means the egyptian god Amun Re; Re = sun) until the occupation of Asia by Alexander the Great was a time of round about 23.000 years (Atum Re s time started therefore round about 23.500 BC). According to Manetho Atum Re was the second ruling god of Egypt and before him Ptah was in power. Ptah reigned according to Manetho for 9000 years. That means the ruling of the first eight egyptian gods which were identical with the Titans of the greeks around Cronus lasted from round about 32.500 BC (about 23.500 BC + 9000) until round about 17.500 BC.
    Also this was not the first Time. The babylonian Priest Berossos tells us, that round about 33.000 BC the flood of the Gilgamesh-Epos took place which ended the era of 432.000 years, when the first ten babylonian kings ruled. Berossos dont tell us that these king must have been gods because in their time the humans were teached by Oannes and others of his race. This time the greeks call the time of Okeanos (not: the time of Uranos, as I thought earlier, because Okeanos is a child of Gaia and Uranos). Apollonius of Rhodos tells in his “Argonautica” I, 503 – 506, that at this time Ophion and Eunomia were ruling, and their reign ended when they sank in the ocean which probably reffers to the flood of the Gilgamesh-Epos. Before that time was the time of Uranos, which goes back more than a million years.
    This is the ancient idea of prehistory. The fact, that all this dates fit together without violence although they are told in totally different contexts led me to the conclusion that all this is not mythology but history. The major difference between mythology and history is that history tells dates mythology not. That means, the fact that the ancient historians and priests tell dates proofs that they believed to tell history not mythology. Whoever claims, that they invented these dates has to proof it (presumption of innosence!).

  3. says

    The pic.of Winged beings messing with DNA-can be read differently-if you start w. the very forground ,the DNA signs may as well be ufos-giving another pespective.The signs in bottom or foreground are like those in the alleged DNA-pattern-in which each of them are different.

  4. j.apoyan says

    Nice summary from atlantis respect to the authors contribution to the history of civilizations that long ago inhabited lands one planet many stories.

  5. Starheater says

    Hello everyone
    That is certain, there’s a need to know were we came from, but when we consider the reason that push us to do so, I wonder if the need is really important. Because, even if we were able to know everyting about humain kind, we wouldn’t be more socialized that we are in the present. So for that reason, I tend more on the cause or beginning that all that surround the past of the humain kind. We cannot be really and absolutly sure that we advance is correct and true. I suppose that some answer can be prove to be true, but most of the time, it’s not the case.
    If we look the principle reason to explain why we are on this planet, the most of the time they evoke E.T. to be our creator, Pleadians, Andromadians, Lyrian…too name a few. But those “humain”, who give the life too those ones.
    Those who are really advance dont need us and they dont want to make a real contact for many reason: They dont want to be oblige to be our Big Brother, in a familly, the oldest is always trying to get rid of the youngest, that is the same portrait, and you would you like to be in charge of many kid that go here and there and make lot of messing around, I dont think so.
    One thing is certain for me, the E.T.’s exist, and surprisingly, they were here since the beginning of the humain race.
    For what I think about, I look on the internet, and all that I know, is that we are really nervous, and that, in general, probably more in the government.
    Our attitudes is agressive, and our fear is not founded, but when we take a look world wide, we dont see any real arm done to humains. So, big question: Why they are here? They live here, but they dont mix with humains. What they are doing? They try to minimise all the scrape that humain have done to the planet, and please, you dont have to be worry, they dont want to invade us, that would be in trouble if they were doing that, beside, the Earth is not the only planet that exist, there are many more, so why they would invade us, ridicule!!!! Certain persons in our planet have certain view that must be corrected, it’s simple, it’s only a question of logic. God Bless you All

  6. bill heaney says

    In the book, Dragon Legacy, written by Nicholas DeVere, it says the Sumerians came from Scythia, which he places in modern day Ukraine and north Romania. He says to follow the horse, which was domesticated by the Scythians, and also the chariot. He says they, the Dragon people, also known as Picts when they migrated to Scotland, and turned into pixies by the Church, their bitter enemy, left Scythia because of the Great Flood. He says they are also vampires, but not evil as made out to be by their enemies, mainly the Roman Catholic Church.
    DeVere is a member of royality and was the source for many of the books written by Sir Laurence Gardner.
    I just bought your book on my Kindle.
    All the best.

  7. vinny says

    what are your thoughts on edgar caycee and atlantis, it seems to put the missing pieces together. i think egyptians and summerians had help from the atlanteans.


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