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When therefore Ramses III speaks of his victory over the THE HOME OF THE ATLANTEANS 61 peoples " of the borders of united darkness, the ends of the earth and the columns of heavens," he is undoubtedly emphasising that these peoples originally came from the far north. 2. , says that undoubtedly the most difficult problem is to ascertain the starting-point of the great migration. Eissfeld says that the burning question of the origin of the North peoples is as unsettled today as it was two thousand years ago .
ATLANTIS 40 2. In the course of the expedition the Atlantis people wandered through Europe and subjected the whole of Greece with the exception of Athens . They then invaded Asia Minor and penetrated to the border of Egypt, which they threatened but were unable to conquer . 3 . Of the Mediterranean countries, Libya, Greece and Europe as far as the Tyrrhenian Sea came under the rule of the Atlantean kings . These countries then joined the great expedition . 4. A large, well-equipped and highly organised army, strong in war chariots, and a powerful fleet were at the disposal of the Atlantis power .
Similar scenes of the highest comradeship and death-defying courage of the North people are shown in the great relief of the land battle . ) The hands of the Northerners killed or wounded in the land and sea battles were cut off, thrown on to a heap and counted . In this way the exact number of casualties was determined . For earlier battles the number of hands cut from the fallen enemy had been precisely counted . For example, after the battle near the Libyan border between Ramses III and the combined Libyan and Northern forces 25,215 hands had been counted .