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There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA (Earth Chronicles (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 5 May 2010
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“Reflects the highest levels of scientific knowledge . . .” (Science & Religion News)
“Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling.” (Library Journal)
“One of the most important books on Earth’s roots ever written.” (East West Journal)
“Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man’s origins . . . a dazzling performance.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“For thousands of years priests, poets, and scientists have tried to explain how man was created. Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all.” (United Press International)
“Utilizing the Bible (which Sitchin also provides some Hebrew words and the English mis-translations), Sumerian clay tablets and/or cylinders, as well as some other ancient texts, the author presents his case of how man (modern day humans) came to be. . . . I recommend this book for those who are interested in aliens, ancient history, and for those who can handle a lot of detailed information. I enjoyed the book.” (Jan, Reality Undefined, June 2010)
“Drawing on a vast range of scholarship as well has his [Zechariah Sitchin] grasp of ancient languages and archaeology, he asserts that two of the tombs of Ur contained the remains of an Annunaki goddess Puabi, which actually still exist in the Natural History Museum. . . an intriguing story.” (The Scientific & Medical Network, UK, December 2010)
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ARCHAEOLOGY / ANCIENT MYSTERIES / GENETICS In whose genetic image were we made? From his first book, The 12th Planet, on, Zecharia Sitchin has asserted that the Bible's Elohim who said, "Let us fashion The Adam in our image and after our likeness" were the gods of Sumer and Babylon--the Anunnaki who had come to Earth from their planet, Nibiru. The Adam, he wrote, was genetically engineered by adding Anunnaki genes to those of an existing hominid, some 300,000 years ago. Then, according to the Bible, in the days before the Great Flood and thereafter too, "there were giants upon the Earth" who intermarried with Adam's offspring, giving birth to "heroes of renown." With meticulous detail, Sitchin shows that these were the demigods of Sumerian and Babylonian lore. The famed Mesopotamian king Gilgamesh, who claimed a right to immortality, was one of them; so was the hero of the Deluge, Noah (the Babylonian Utnapishtim). Are we then, all of us, descended of demigods? In this breathtaking book, Zecharia Sitchin asserts that there exists, today, physical evidence that could prove those biblical and Sumerian tales. Proceeding step-by-step through a mass of ancient writings and artifacts, he leads the reader to "Ur of the Chaldees" and Abraham's time, where four thousand years later archaeologists uncovered in the sacred precinct extraordinary burials unique for the wealth and opulence of artifacts they contained and scores of attendants entombed with them. Known as The Royal Tombs of Ur, they remained a baffling mystery. Now, in this crowning oeuvre that reads like a detective story, Zecharia Sitchin reaches the stunning conclusion that the two most extraordinary tombs were the last resting place of an Anunnaki goddess and her demigod spouse and proceeds to identify them and their genealogical ancestry back to those who were first to land on Earth from Nibiru. He then makes a sensational revelation that could provide conclusive physical evidence for alien presence on Earth in the ancient past, with an unprecedented scientific opportunity to track down the "Missing Link" in humankind's evolution and a key to unlocking the secrets of disease, longevity, and even the ultimate mystery of life and death. Eminent biblical scholar and internationally acclaimed author ZECHARIA SITCHIN (1920-2010) spent 60 years researching and translating Sumerian clay tablets and other ancient texts that identify the Anunnaki and their planet, Nibiru. A journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he later made his home in New York City.See all Product description
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His work has expanded greatly over the decades, and this book provides something of a summation of the entire oeuvre, with some new material provided towards the end. "There Were Giants Upon the Earth" thus provides a substantive overview of what is essentially a completely alternative paradigm about human origins and history.
Sitchin starts with Alexander - an almost modern figure given his usual ancient references. Alexander's interest in immortality and the gods seems to provide a bridge between us and the ancient world. From there we plunge back in time, using the King Lists of Manetho and the land of Sumer for reference The ancient lists boldly assert the dominion of demigods and gods going back some 432,000 years, leading Sitchin to place the arrival of the Anunnaki on Earth to a point some 445,000 years ago.
These Anunnaki - the ancient astronauts from the planet Nibiru - forged us in their image and dwelt among humanity as gods (with a small 'g'). Each ancient civilisation knew them, although the names and tales varied with the times. But these gods were interchangeable across the pantheons of the ancients - myth to most of us now, but once present as real flesh-and-blood beings in Sitchin's paradigm.
These gods eventually intermingled with their human subjects to such an extent that demigods were born - who also played important roles in the mythology and chronologies of the ancient world. Sitchin explores these connections in great detail in this book, and weaves a complex but plausible picture. The Earthborn generations of Anunnaki aged quicker than their Nibiru-born parents, who aged quicker than those of their race that remained on the mother world.
"The records show that the Anunnaki did realize that those who had come and stayed on Earth (Enki, Enlil, Ninmah) aged faster than those who stayed back on Nibiru; and that those who were born on Earth aged even faster. The changes from life on Nibiru to life on Earth apparently affected not only the longevity of the gods (and demigods), but also their physique, making them less giantlike as time went on." (p261)
Hence the decreasing life-spans of the Biblical Patriarchs, whose provenance may have been connected with the Anunnaki. These considerations become important towards the end of the book as Sitchin looks closely at the lineage of various historical figures in Sumer. If his theories are correct, then we would expect that the royal lines of the Sumerian city states would be closely interwoven with the gods associated with the cities. This leads Sitchin to some daring conclusions: Human remains found when tombs in Iraq were excavated during the early parts of the last century might hold clues to our common ancestry. Significantly, those remains are at hand - preserved and kept by the curators of the British Museum.
It is Sitchin's express wish that the remains of Queen Nin-Puabi should be subjected to DNA testing. He is confident that the code will prove to be Anunnaki. Nin-Puabi is not just a queen, he asserts - she is an Anunnaki goddess!
That startling revelation will surely remain an open question. The curators of the British Museum are not likely to excitedly pursue genetic testing on behalf of a maverick researcher, let's face it. Not unless they were VERY confident that he was wrong. Still, they can't complain that Sitchin is unwilling to put his theories to the test!
On another note, this book contains a section that is directly pertinent to my Dark Star revisionism. In his vague fashion, Sitchin draws attention to my work, without naming me directly:
"Some who have read The 12th Planet and accepted its conclusions regarding Nibiru still wondered how the Anunna could survive on a planet whose orbit takes it far away from the Sun; wouldn't they, and all life, freeze to death right off?" (p136)
Well, yes, they would. There really is no getting around that - besides bringing in a Dark Star. Nevertheless, Sitchin does try to address this problem in a different way.
In an effort to strike a balance in this argument, I'm taking the unusual step reproducing Sitchin's argument here in full:
"My answer has been that we and life on Earth face the same issue even though Earth is at a presumed "liveable distance" from the Sun; all we have to do is leave Earth's surface a little bit, and we'll freeze to death. Earth, like other planets, has a nuclear core that produces heat - it gets warmer and warmer as miners tunnel down. But our very thick rocky mantle makes us dependent on heat coming from the Sun. What protects us is Earth's atmosphere. Acting as a greenhouse, it keeps in the warmth we get from the Sun.
"In the case of Nibiru, it is again the atmosphere that offers protection; but there, the need is mostly to keep in the heat coming from the planet's core and prevent it from dissipating out into space. For it is only for the part of its 'year' that Nibiru's elliptical orbit provides a warm 'summer'; during its much longer winter, the planet depends on its inner-core heat to keep its life going." (ibid)
After 11 years, Sitchin and I are no closer on this thorny issue. If you shifted the Earth to the outer solar system, its entire atmosphere would quickly freeze out to form a thick icy crust on the surface of our world. No atmosphere would remain at all. That's just how it is.
Yes, the Saturnian moon Enceladus has surprised us all by retaining liquid water. But it is internally heated by its proximity to its massive parent world (Saturn). The internal tidal forces are directly a result of the gravitational field Enceladus finds itself in. Nibiru needs such an interaction, too. More so, in fact, because its distance from the Sun is so much greater.
It saddens me that I have failed to get this essential point across effectively. The presence of a Dark Star is required for Sitchin's entire paradigm to work. The science, I'm afraid, is very much on my side.
Despite this on-going issue, this book provides an excellent summation of the world according to Sitchin - it is a fascinating read for anyone wishing to explore an completely alternative paradigm.
Mr Sitchen, as always, writes in a style and manner that makes his arguments seem both valid and interesting, backed up by his many years of meticulous research. Accurate or not, his assertions are backed up by enough valid data that even the most skeptical of readers would surely struggle to not be intrigued. Those with an open mind will be left pondering for many days after finishing this book.
The claim that Puabi's remains could actually prove to be the missing link that proves a human/alien hybrid was the basis for our whole civilation, is fasinating. Hopefully the Natural History Museum (where those remains are stored), will stand up and be counted. It is in their hands to literally change our recorded history, but somehow i doubt they will be willing to accept the challenge.
All in all, a fasinating read.
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