Atletenu: the book





The legend of Atlantis was the hystory of the Hyksos: this fascinating thesis is discussed in the book "Atletenu" with supporting archaeological and textual evidence.

Atletenu is a composite word from two hieroglyphic inscriptions: AT-LETENU. This is how the Atlanteans, were called in Egypt during the Middle Bronze Age: their king, called HEQA-LETENU resided in Avaris, capital of the Hyksos Kingdom which laid on a gezira island  of the Nile River.

A new groundbreaking translation of Plato’s Critias reveals that Atlantis was Avaris, capital of the Hyksos Kingdom and that king Atlas was Shamshi-Shu I: the Amorite Prince of Ugarit who in 1646 BC led a coalition of Foreign Kings to conquer Egypt starting the XV Dynasty of the “Hyksos”. A meticulous research based on Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions, ancient Greek texts and cuneiform tablets that will greatly improve our knowledge of the origins of the Hyksos, of their laws and religion, of their rise and their fall.

Available in paperback format and Kindle format on with free preview.

Diego Ratti: the author



Diego Ratti


2021 - ”Atletenu”

2017 - “La Preistoria di Lampedusa: nuove ipotesi ed interrogativi” published on Sicilia Archeologica  n.109

2016 - “Lampedusa: possible underwater prehistoric place of worship”  published on “Quaderni dell’ Archivio Storico Lampedusa” n.6

2016 - “Lampedusa: prehistoric village of Tabaccara Coast”  published on “Quaderni dell’ Archivio Storico Lampedusa” n.5

2015 - “La Preistoria di Lampedusa”: a book  about the prehistory of Lampedusa Island.


1997 University Bocconi Milan Italy-

MSc in Finance

1992 Liceo Classico Zucchi  Monza-


A Lecture by Diego Ratti on the Prehistory of Lampedusa (2012)

(in Italian untranslated)