WITH the Greeks we commence a series of present-day nations that
have survived from ancient times.
Some fragments of Greek history
have come to light, dating back as far as from twelve to fifteen
thousand years ago, showing that the Greeks then, under the name of
Athenians, were a highly civilized, enlightened people.
the gulf between 12,000 years and 30,000 years ago will be my
endeavor to show.
The first actual, recorded Grecian history commences with the
beginning of the first Olympiad, 1104 B.c.
The Greeks under their
ancient names, however, had passed through tens of thousands of
years of trials and tribulations before the first Olympiad. Their
first settlements were made in Asia Minor, the Balkan Peninsula and
adjacent islands if there were any at that time. Various remains,
traditions and geological phenomena confirm this.
Much has been written about the legendary or ancient history of the
Greeks. Many writers have declared these legends to be myths, but
where archaeological remains confirm the legends, it is impossible
to look upon them as myths. It seems to me unquestionable that the
builders of the great structures at Baalbek were ancient Greeks, the
forefathers of some of the present Greeks.
In Asia Minor I find the
same conditions as in Mexico, Central America and many other parts
of the earth: namely, prehistoric cities lie buried one underneath
the other and, in nearly all cases, due to the same agent of
destruction - cataclysms. The evidence is incontrovertible.
Some writers speaking of Greece before the Dorian Migration refer to
that period as "the dim twilight of legendary Greece." My endeavors
will be to work back from the time of the Dorian Migration
commencing 1104 B.C.
I will first take extracts from Plato's Timeus
as translated by Benjamin Jowett, M.A., Oxford, England.
"Now the citizens of this city (Sais in Egypt) are great lovers of
the Athenians and say that in some way they are related to them.1
"(O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are but children and there never is
an old man who is a Hellene.' Solon hearing this said, 'What do you
mean?' 'I mean to say,' he replied, 'that in your minds you are all
There is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient
tradition nor any science which is hoary with age, and I will tell
you the reason of this. There have been and will be again many
destructions of mankind arising out of many causes, the greatest
have been brought about by fire and water.2
Whatever happened either
in your country or ours or in any other country of which we are
informed, any action which is noble and great or in any other way
remarkable which has taken place, all that has been written down of
1 This is absolutely correct, they were related to each other. Both
the Greeks and Egyptians were together in the Motherland, they were
together in Mayax, and again in Atlantis from which the Greeks went
to Asia Minor and the Egyptians to Sais in Lower Egypt. They were
the same people who drove the Quetzals out of America and took their
2 This is decidedly confirmed by both geological and archaeological
phenomena throughout the world.
3 This is a poor piece of translation. A better one would read: "A
record was made at the time and preserved in our temples."
"Whereas you and other nations are just provided with letters.4
then at the usual period the stream from heaven descends like a
pestilence and leaves only those of you who are destitute of letters
And thus you have to begin all over again as
children and know nothing of what happened in ancient times either
among us or among yourselves.' "
4 A better translation is: "You and other nations did not keep
5 "And then after a time the usual, etc."
The term "the stream from heaven" does not convey the meaning.
old Cara-Maya language is used. The meaning to be conveyed is: the
waters, not stream, was by the will of heaven. A stream is not
definite. It might be a stream of anything whereas by taking the
whole interview, it is definitely shown to be a flood or a cataclysm
of water. Cataclysms and floods are spoken of many times in the old
There was no usual time for these appearing. In
fact, they were most unusual, being dependent on the blowing out of
a gas chamber, or the forging of a gas belt under the ocean or a
block in a belt under the ocean.
Most of the ancient nations kept in their temples imperishable
records - writings on either stone or burnt clay tablets like bricks.
The oldest I know of is in Tibet and some were written, according to
the astrological dates on them, 70,000 years ago. There are hundreds
in India dating back 35,000 years and some are even older but
without a date.
But to turn to Plato again:
"As for these genealogies of yours which
you have recounted to us, they are no better than tales of children;
for in the first place, you remember one deluge only, whereas there
were a number of them. And in the next place there dwelt in your
land, which you do not know, the fairest and noblest race of men
that ever lived of which you are but a seed or remnant. And this was
not known to you because for many generations the survivors of that
destruction made no sign"
The people here spoken of were forefathers of those who started to
build the magnificent temples at Baalbek.
These temples were never
finished. They were shaken down by earthquakes and volcanic workings
around them during their construction. "Made no sign." I do not
translate it this way from the Greek text.
My personal translation
"Kept no records."
All of the older Greek works are permeated
by the Cara-Maya language and unless the translator knows the
Cara-Maya he is at a disadvantage.
Although the changes in
vocabulary and alphabet were made during the archonship of Euclydes,
the old philosophies only went about half way in the changes that
were made. The Greek vocabulary was three times changed to modernize
" 'For there was a time, Solon, before the great deluge
of all when the city which is now Athens was first in war and was
preeminent for the excellence of her laws.' Solon marveled at this
and earnestly requested the priest to inform him exactly and in
order about these former Athenians. 'You are welcome to hear about
them, Solon,' said the priest, 'both for your own sake and for the
sake of the great city, and above all for the goddess who is the
common patron, protector and educator of both our cities. She
founded your city (Ancient Athens) about 1000 years before ours
(Sais), receiving from the earth and Hephsestus the seed of your
This is purely symbolical.
The priest fell back on his mother tongue
and the mother tongue of Solon. This symbol brings it down to
popular language. It means "mother" and "earth" and by extension
"Mother Earth" and "Mother Country," or "Motherland," so that it
should be translated,
"Receiving from the Motherland the seed of
In other words, your forefathers came from the
There are many records stating that Asia Minor, the
Lower Balkans and Egypt were first colonized through Mayax and
Atlantis. According to the temple records of Sais, a city existed on
the spot which Athens occupied 11,500 years ago and which was built
17,000 years ago - a thousand years before the history of Lower Egypt
The priest then goes on to relate the war between the Athenians and
Atlantis which I gave in the chapter on Atlantis, all except the
ending which was retained for this chapter:
" 'But afterwards (after the defeat of the Atlantians by the
Athenians) there occurred violent earthquakes and floods (this
should read violent earthquakes and cataclysms) and in a single day
and night all your warlike men sank in a body into the earth (this
shows the fate of Ancient Athens which had not been given before;
the land sank, was submerged, carrying most of the people down with
it) and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared and was
sunk beneath this sea (this confirms the fact that Ancient Athens
was submerged and now we come to an exceedingly interesting
geological fact, a fact which shows that Atlantis twice sank).
that is the reason why the sea in those parts is impassable because
there is such a quantity of shallow mud and this was caused by the
submersion of the island.' "
According to this, it was not so long ago that Atlantis lay awash.
Therefore, the Southern division of the Great Central Gas Belt must
have been forged at a very recent date.
King Priam, whose treasures Schliemann found in
one of the ancient Trojan cities, lived 1194. B.C.
The details of
this discovery were given in my chapter on Atlantis. Schliemann
found that no less than six cities lay one on top of the other. The
date of the early ones goes back to a time before the mountains were
raised as will be shown at Smyrna when we get there.
The map on page 109 shows the comparative positions of the various
and numerous gas belts which underlie the Balkans and Asia Minor.
Many remains of ancient cities and civilizations are found in these
regions - these remains as far as they are known today are marked with
circles. Some of these date back more than 25,000 years. This is
corroborated by the ancient Trojans and the road cut on Capital
The Greeks like the Egyptians are fully qualified to claim that,
"they descended from the oldest men on earth."
As far as can be
traced, the original Greeks came from Central America via Atlantis
and made their first settlements in Asia Minor, the lower part of
the Balkans, and on what islands there were then of the Grecian
In Central America I find them called Kars, Karas,
Caras, and Carians. They spoke their own dialect of the Maya tongue.
Some of their American settlements were within the boundaries of the
Mayax Empire. They, however, extended themselves far south on both
the Eastern and Western Coasts of South America.
The first knowledge of the Carians and their colonies is found in
old Maya records where I find the following settlements spoken of:
along the shores of the Caribbean Sea, on some of the West Indian
Islands, and three settlements on the East Coast of South America.
One record dates back beyond 16,000 years; how far back beyond this
date, I am not prepared to say.
From Central America I next pick them up in Asia Minor, the Balkan
Peninsula and adjacent islands. The Greek legendary history says
that their first settlements were along the Mediterranean shores of
Asia Minor. The Carians are as bad as the Irish, they never would
stay put. As an example, Gaelic, the Irish tongue, is spoken in
Tipperary, Ireland, the Basque Province of Spain, and in Nepal, the
northern part of India.
Take a native of Nepal, a Basque and a
genuine Irishman, set them down together and they will jabber away
as if they were all born in the same village and brought up
M. De Voltaire,
"The Universal History & State of All Nations," A.D.
1758, Vol. 3, page 13: "Be that as it may, the Indians were no
longer that people of superior knowledge into whose country the
ancient Greeks used to travel for instruction." 6
6 This extremely rare and old book was published by A. Donaldson,
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1758 A.D. It was kindly loaned to me by ray
friend, J. Z, Adams, in whose family it has been since A.D. 1780.
This confirms my previous statement that India was the schoolhouse
of the Greek philosophers. Not only the Greeks but the Chinese as
The Carians are just the same in various parts of the earth. How
long after the first Carian settlement in Asia Minor was wiped out
by a cataclysm cannot be said, nor can it be said how often
subsequent settlements were made and wiped out Smyrna registers more
than three and Troy more than four. The Carians extended themselves
back into Asia Minor a great distance but not as far as the Caspian
Sea. For on the Caspian plains around the southern end of the sea, a
settlement was made by another race which was Semitic.
And now let us see what some of the old Greek philosophers said
about their forefathers.
Homer: "Iliad" 10, 428-9. Homer says: "The Carians were among the
earliest inhabitants of Asia Minor and the Greek Archipelago."
Herodotus: Lib. 1-171. Herodotus was a Carian himself. He says: "The
ancient Carians called themselves Heleges." "A warlike sea-faring
people that when requested manned the ships of the Minos."
Max Miiller: "Fragments Hist. Greece," Vol. 4, p. 475. "Philip of
Theaugela, Carian historian, said that the idioms of the Carians
were mixed up with a number of Greek words."
Thucydides: "Hist, of the Peloponnesian War." Lib. 1-8. Thucydides
called the Carians "pirates" and asserts that "King Minos expelled
them from Cyclades."
Strabo: Lib. 7-321, Lib. 13-611. Strabo says: "The Carians had been
the occupants of all Ionia and the islands of the AEgean Sea until
driven out from them by the lonians and the Dorians when they
established themselves on the mainland."
It is quite apparent that the ancient Greek philosophers were not
all in accord about the Carians but they connect the countries
Central America, Greece and Asia Minor with the Carians.
pronounced of the ancient Greek patterns and even many of their
patterns today are identical with the traceries and patterns of the
Cara-Mayas of Central America and Yucatan.
Their distinctive symbol,
the Greek Cross, is taken from the central figure of the royal
escutcheon of Mu, The Empire of the Sun, the meaning of which I gave
in The Lost Continent of Mu; and in the same volume I showed the
picture of a vase found in Niven's Mexican Buried Cities with
distinctive Greek patterns on it - a vase that was over 50,000 years
Besides the Carians there were other tribes that settled alongside
them in Asia Minor and the Balkans. With these they eventually got
I think I have shown fairly conclusively that the original settlers
in Asia Minor, the Balkan Peninsula, and the islands of the Egean
Sea were Caras or Carians coming from Central America via Atlantis.
I will now review some of the archaeological and geological
phenomena found in Asia Minor. It goes far to show what the
condition of this part of the earth was, let us say, 25,000 years
ago. This date is a mere figure of speech to carry the mind of the
reader back to a very distant time. The actual date may be 50,000
years ago or even more, we have no means of telling without 'written
records; dates without this are mere guesswork or at the best
Geologists have a happy knack, when writing about
the ancient, of saying, so many hundreds of millions of years ago,
so many millions of years ago or so many hundreds of thousands of
years ago. As a matter of fact, they have no more knowledge of the
actual date than the street peddler. I think their great idea is the
more of they put after the initial number, the more it will be
appreciated by the public, and the more the public will think of
them. There ought to be an institution provided for time and
temperature cranks where they could be taught a little about natural
It would save printers a good deal of type.
Many cities were built in Asia Minor before the gas belts were
forged or mountains raised. These early colonists of Asia Minor,
like the early colonists of America, passed through many
vicissitudes. Volcanic workings and overwhelming cataclysms followed
one another, each time destroying the cities and wiping out the
population. A city and a country were wiped out, later the country
was repeopled and a new city built only to fall victim to the next
cataclysm whenever it might come.
And so it went on until the gas
belts were formed and mountains raised. The only calamities of this
description that can now happen must be minor as they can only arise
through the blocking or choking up of a gas belt.
Language is one of the great connecting links between various
peoples and is more to be depended on than any other form of
evidence except written records.
The old Greek language was pure
Cara-Maya and today has more Maya words in it than any modern
language except Cingalese. The Greek alphabet today is pure
Cara-Maya. Each letter is either a Maya vocable or a combination of
Maya vocables, and forms an epic relating the destruction of Mu,
their Motherland and the Motherland of all mankind.
It is a phraseological monument to be ever before the eyes of the Greeks to
remind them of what befell the forefathers of all men and the
Earth's First Great Civilization. Tales of the destruction of the
Motherland have been written by the Mayas of Yucatan, the Egyptians,
the Hindus, the Chaldeans, the Uighurs and later copied by the
Israelites who called it The Garden of Eden in their Biblical
In The Lost Continent of Mu, I gave the full translation of the
Greek alphabet. Probably many of those who read this work have not
read the earlier book, so for their benefit and convenience I will
repeat it in this work.
Straight free reading. Heavily break the waters over the plains.
They cover the low places. Where there are obstructions shores form.
The earth is struck with water, the waters spread on all that lives
and moves, foundations give way - submerged is the Land of Mu, Peaks
only appear above the water, whirlwinds blow around and gradually
comes the cold air.
Before where existed valleys are now great
depths, cold abysses. In circular places mud banks form. A mouth
opens out of which vapors pour forth and volcanic sediments.
This revision of the Greek alphabet was made during the archonship
of Euclydes, 403 B.C.
Comparing the revision with the old, the
principal changes apparently consisted in changing initial letters
Gamma was Kamma
Delta was Telta
Rho was Laho
It is possible these changes were made to conform with
the general pronunciation of the words, as some are attempting to do
today with the English language which badly needs such a revision.
More extensive changes were made in the vocabulary itself.
Some phenomena in Asia Minor show that this region was inhabited at
a very early date by highly civilized peoples, tens of thousands of
years before history began to be recorded as we have it.
they? Where did they come from? What has become of them? Remains at
Troy, Baalbek, Ephesus and Smyrna show remains of these
A good popular description of the ancient remains at
Smyrna is to be found in Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad, commencing
at page 131:
"Riding through the town we could see the marks of the Six Smyrnas
(corresponds with the Six ancient Troys) that have existed and have
either been burned up by fire or knocked down by earthquakes. The
hills and rocks have been rent asunder in places. Excavations expose
great blocks of buildings that have been buried for ages.
"The ascent of the hill to the citadel is very steep. In one place
500 feet above the sea, the perpendicular bank on the upper side of
the road was 10 to 15 feet high and the cut exposed three veins of
oyster shells. The veins are about 18 inches thick and 2 or 3 feet
apart, and they slanted downward for a distance of 30 feet or more
and then disappeared. Where the cut joins the road, among the oyster
shells are mixed many fragments of ancient broken crockery ware."
This is a wonderful geological picture, showing us that far back in
the prehistoric past here in Asia Minor on the direct opposite side
of the earth to the Motherland were highly civilized and enlightened
That three overwhelming cataclysms occurred, wiping out
three great civilizations before the mountains were raised in Asia
Minor. That a long time elapsed between cataclysms is shown by the
fact that there was a sufficient time to re-colonize and build up
the devastated areas. That the remains now being found 500 feet
above the sea with the strata conforming to those of the mountains
whose side they are on, demonstrates beyond all controversy that
these civilizations existed before the mountains were raised.
mountains were raised during the Pleistocene. Therefore, these
civilizations are pre-Pleistocene, dating back into the Tertiary
It is quite remarkable that in all of my research work among ancient
records I have found only two references to cataclysms in Europe and
Asia Minor - an Egyptian and the Bible. Plato's reference cannot be
considered purely Greek as it came from Egypt through Solon. Yet
records of floods and traditions of floods and cataclysms are
prolific all over the world and among all peoples.
phenomena confirm all these records and traditions in all parts of
BAALBEK (Plate VIII)
The ruins of
Baalbek lie to the northeast of
Beirut between the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea and the
northern end of the Syrian Desert.
They are the most majestic and
the most notable of the earth's ancient structures. They have caused
more speculation among scientists generally and archaeologists in
particular than any other group of ruins on earth, for it is
generally conceded that there never has been found a single vestige
of information intimating or showing when, or by what people, they
were erected. I have several descriptions of these ruins before me.
The one of all others which seems to me would appeal to the layman
as strongly as to the scientist is Mark Twain's and, as this book is
written for the people, Mark Twain's description is the one I shall
select to use.
There is no reason why the scientist should not read
He can if he likes, but it contains a big bagful of hard
nuts for him to crack.
"At eleven o'clock our eyes fell upon the walls and columns of
Baalbek, a notable ruin, whose history is a sealed book. It has
stood there for thousands of years the wonder and admiration of
Who built it, is a question that may never be answered.
One thing is very sure though, such grandeur of design, and such
grace of execution as one sees in the temples of Baalbek, have not
been equaled or even approached in any other work of man's hands
that has ever been built within the last twenty centuries past.
"This great Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Jupiter, and the
several smaller temples are clustered together in the midst of these
Syrian villages miserably dirty. They look strange enough in such
plebeian company. These temples are built upon massive
sub-structures that might support a world almost.
The material used
is blocks of stone as large as an omnibus, very few of them are
smaller than a carpenter's tool chest. These structures are
traversed by tunnels of masonry through which a train of cars might
pass. With such foundations as these it is little wonder that
Baalbek has lasted so long.
"The Temple of the Sun is nearly 300 feet long and 160 feet wide. It
has 54 columns around it, but only six are standing now, the others
lie broken at its base, a confused and picturesque mass. Corinthian
capitals and entablatures, and six more shapely columns do not
exist. These columns and their entablatures together are 90 feet
high, a prodigious altitude for shafts of stone to reach, and yet
one only thinks of their beauty and symmetry when looking at them.
The pillars look slender and delicate, the entablature with its
elaborate sculpture looks like rich stucco work, but when you have
gazed aloft until your eyes are weary you glance at the great
fragments of pillars among which you are now standing and find that
they are 8 feet through, and with them lie beautiful capitals
apparently as large as a small cottage and also single slabs of
stone superbly sculptured that are four or five feet thick and would
completely cover the floor of any ordinary parlor.
"The Temple of Jupiter is a smaller ruin than the one I have just
been speaking of, and yet it is immense. It is in a tolerable state
of preservation. One of nine columns stands almost uninjured. They
are 65 feet high and support a sort of a porch or roof. This porch
roof is composed of tremendous slabs of stone which are so finely
sculptured on the undersides that the work looks like fresco from
below. One or two of the slabs had fallen and again I wondered if
the gigantic masses of carved stone that lay around me were no
larger than those above my head.
Within the Temple the ornamentation
was elaborate and colossal. What a wonder of architectural beauty
and grandeur this edifice must have been when it was new and what a
noble picture it, and its stellar companion with the chaos of mighty
fragments scattered around them, made in the moonlight.
"And yet these sculptured blocks are trifles in size compared with
the rough-hewn stones that form the wide verandah or platform which
surrounds the great temple.
One stretch of that platform composed of three stones is nearly 300
feet in length. They are 13 feet square, two of them are each 64
feet, and a third 69 feet, long.
They are built into the massive
wall 20 feet above the ground.
"We went to the quarry from whence these stones of Baalbek were
taken. It was a quarter of a mile off, downhill. In the pit lay the
mate of the largest stone of the ruins. It lay there just as the
giants of that old forgotten time left it when they were called
hence, to remain for thousands of years an eloquent rebuke to such
as are prone to think slightingly of the men who have lived before
them. This enormous block lies there squared and ready for the
builders' hands, a solid mass 14 feet by 17 feet wide and 70 feet
This stone weighs over 1200 tons. Its mate already forms a part of
the platform of the outside of the temple. The last three columns of
the Temple of the Sun that fell, fell during the earthquake of 1759.
In Wonders of the Past, Vol. 1, pages 129-130, Richard Curie says:
"The buildings we see are mainly Roman dating from the era of
Antoninus Pius 86-161 A.D.
"They were quarried about half a mile away, and lying still in the
quarry is an even larger stone 68 feet by 14 feet which may simply
have proved too titanic to shift into position."
A wilder or more erroneous statement than the foregoing is hard to
Neither Roman, Greek nor Egyptian history speaks of the
building of Baalbek, yet all these nations were faithfully recording
all happenings and principal events and works at the time Curie
mentions. The Greeks especially, a few hundred miles off only, had
been recording minutely history and works, buildings, etc., for 1200
to 1300 years before Curie says these structures were being erected,
but not a word is to be found about it in Greek history.
that they could not move the stone which is now in the pit, as they
did its mate before, is more than childish, and further to show
Curie's ignorance of the subject, the architecture is not Roman nor
did the Romans build temples to the Sun. Authorities on architecture
and everything else say that some of the pillars which are of marble
came from the central part of Egypt.
They may be right, but why is
there no record in Egypt of such a prodigious transportation, why no
record in either Roman or Greek histories?
The great stone in the quarry demonstrates beyond all question two
things: first, that the structures at Baalbek were never completed,
and second, there was a sudden ending to the work. Unfinished or
incompleted work signifies a sudden ending to workmen or
circumstances which made further work impossible. It is self-evident
there was a sudden ending to the work at Baalbek.
What was it? On
looking at the monolith in the Baalbek quarry, one is vividly
reminded of the great unfinished monolith in the Easter Island
quarry 8000 to 10,000 miles away.
Without the slightest doubt the destruction of the buildings
themselves at Baalbek was the work of earthquakes when they were
well on their way towards completion. But what became of the
builders? This neither I nor anyone else can answer, we can only
surmise. They have been so obliterated that not a single trace of
them has been left. Possibly some day some old Greek record may turn
up telling us all about Baalbek.
One thing, however, is certain. The
Baalbek structures were not built by either of the civilizations
shown at Capital Hill, Smyrna, because these existed before the
mountains were raised and Baalbek was built after they were raised.
Nothing definite can be said as to who the builders of Baalbek were,
we can only compare notes. The pillars of the Baalbek temples were
of Corinthian pattern. The oldest patterns of Greek pillars are
Corinthian. Presumably here in Baalbek, thousands of years before
the Corinthian style of architecture became known in Greece, were
pillars of Corinthian pattern, and we can go still further back and
say that the Corinthian pattern was simply a development of the
The first settlers in Asia Minor had among them the forefathers of
some of the present-day Greeks. Were the builders of the Baalbek
temples the forefathers of some of the present-day Greeks and the
Greeks who formed the Hellenes?
Judging by the writings of Homer,
Herodotus, Thucydides, Strabo and the Egyptian priest of Sais, Souchis, there seems to be good ground for believing so.
How small we are today, in many respects, compared with our
forefathers of the First Great Civilization. The veil of darkness is
continually lifting and present man is emerging into greater
Man today is inferior in many mechanical workings and he
knows absolutely nothing about the Great Forces which our
forefathers knew so well.
Recently the skull of a man has been found at Capernum in
Asia Minor which has caused quite an excitement among European
scientists who assert that the man lived 30,000 B.C. and that he was
among the first men on earth.
The age of the Capernurn skull is
based purely on theory which is the case with all such discoveries.
No comparative attention whatever has been taken of the three
ancient civilizations shown in the road cut, Capital Hill, Smyrna,
although they go back a greater distance than the date claimed for
this skull. They were in existence before the Capernum man lived.
The Smyrna civilizations geologically tell their age. Here is a
The age of the Capernum skull is a theory. Therefore, not
proven by fact.
Mere skulls of unknown vintage reveal nothing about
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