Nineveh, Iraq. 1849. A treasure trove of ancient cuneiform texts is uncovered, detailing accounts of the creation of Earth, man, and the lives of the gods.

“In 1849, Austen Henry Layard made an archaeological expedition to the city of Nineveh, a city that’s mentioned in the Bible. And in his excavations, he discovered the palace of Sennacherib, who is well-known from the Bible. This really galvanized interest of the world. Well, three years after this, his assistant found the palace of his grandson Ashurbanipal on the opposite side of the mount. Now, in both cases, they found archives. And together the archives form about 20,000 to 30,000 tablets.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

Recorded on seven of the tablets is the Babylonian creation myth called the Enuma Elish.

“Enuma Elish was probably composed in the 11th-century BC. But almost certainly the story goes back to much earlier periods.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

The tablets tell of a god named Marduk, who took blood from the god Kingu and mixed it with clay in order to create the earth’s first humans.

“When the Anunnaki create the model man, that person gets picked up as a story in the Bible and he’s called Adam. What I find interesting is that the Bible left out some of the most important details and cut the story short. So, the Sumerian tablets, the Mesopotamian tablets, have the more detailed versions.”

     – Erik Poltorak (Sumerian Researcher)

According to mainstream scholars, the Enuma Elish is simply an example of an ancient creation myth. But Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that the epic story is not fiction but based on fact.

“Anunnaki is a term that means “from Heaven to Earth they came.” So the knowledge that came out from Nineveh is a complete look of a civilization that sprung up out of nowhere.”

Erik Poltorak (Sumerian Researcher)

“Many of the tablets that were unearthed in Nineveh describe nuances into the actual mindset of the gods, these Anunnaki, and they describe being flesh-and-blood beings just like us.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“The Anunnaki themselves were physical beings that came here in giant spaceships that our ancestors thought were some type of divine apparitions. Our ancestors, especially the Sumerians, received help and that help came from nowhere else but up there.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, the Enuma Elish vividly describes not mythic gods but otherworldly beings, alien visitors who possessed a highly advanced knowledge of genetics.

“The Anunnaki began to figure out how they could create the docile worker. So, they took genes from a female hominid and after many, many trials, they figured out that they could blend genes together and create the perfect being.”

  – M.J. Evans, Ph.D. (Landscape Geographer),
(Author, The Legacy of Zecharia Sitchin)

“In a sense, what these tablets are really talking about is a genetic engineering and the changing of the DNA within human beings.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Clearly something happened where we went from nothing to all of a sudden coming up with the most incredible of thought models. So, the question then, is: how was it done? And according to the Ancient Alien Theory, our ancestors were given intelligence by a deliberate change of our DNA by space travelers who came here thousands of years ago.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Is it possible that the Anunnaki created the human race using their own DNA? According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, startling evidence can be found in the numerous similarities between the Babylonian myths and the Judeo-Christian Bible and most notably in writings from another ancient cuneiform tablet known as the Sumerian King List.

“The Sumerian King List was found on a tablet in ancient Mesopotamia and dates to somewhere around 2100 BC. The list contains names of 140 kings. What’s most interesting about this list is that the deities have enormously long lives. One king, for example, ruled for 36,000 years.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

“And you have to wonder, how could people have lived that long? But yet we have the same thing in the Bible. Methuselah and Noah lived to be 800 or 900 years old, which seems so fantastic to us.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“One explanation for why Noah and Methuselah could live so long is that it’s possible that they themselves were star seeds or seeded by, perhaps, the Anunnaki and contained their extraterrestrial genes that prolonged their lives.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“And so clearly, we can do one of two pretend that this is all myth, that this doesn’t exist, or take what our ancestors gave us at face value. And then we’re confronted with the possibility that we are indeed talking about incredible extraterrestrial beings whose lifespan might have been normal for their whereabouts but definitely were extraordinary for Planet Earth.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Is it possible that the Sumerian kings lived and ruled for hundreds, even thousands of years? And if so, could these so-called ancient kings have been our extraterrestrial ancestors, alien beings who created man using their own DNA? There are those who believe that question was already answered more than 35 years ago.

New York City. 1976. Author and researcher Zecharia Sitchin publishes his book The 12th Planet, revolutionary interpretation of the Anunnaki deities. After studying Sumerian cuneiform tablets for 30 years, he asserts that these so-called Sumerian gods were in fact extraterrestrials that landed on Earth in Mesopotamia more than 450,000 years ago. According to Sitchin’s translations, the Anunnaki both created human beings and also had a part in mankind’s downfall when a Great Flood nearly destroyed all life on Earth. But why? What was the purpose of the Anunnaki’s earthly visitations? And why did they create the creature known as man?

“Zecharia Sitchin wrote a number of well-received books on the Anunnaki, which he believed were basically extraterrestrial entities from a planet called Nibiru, which he quite controversially believed actually exists in our solar system. His theory was, they upgraded the human race and used them as sort of a slave species.”

– Nick Redfern (Author, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter),
(The Real Men in Black), (Final Events),
(The World’s Weirdest Places),
(Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind),
(Bloodline of the Gods), (The NASA Conspiracies),
(On the Trail of the Saucer Spies:
UFOs and Government Surveillance)

“Sitchin understood, based on his interpretation of the tablets, that the mission had to do with the failing atmosphere around the planet Nibiru. And that when they came, they came to mine gold.”

– M.J. Evans, Ph.D. (Landscape Geographer),
(Author, The Legacy of Zecharia Sitchin)

“The Anunnaki had damaged their atmosphere. And by using gold, they found that they could patch these atmospheric holes. Becomes the story of our humanity. The Anunnaki literally came to Earth to mine the gold. And when realizing it was such a toil to do so, created us as a worker race to do that for them.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

Zecharia Sitchin’s hypothesis, that the Anunnaki came to Earth to mine gold and then created humans to perform the task was both bold and controversial. Needless to say, it was not embraced by mainstream scholars. But many Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that Sitchin’s interpretation of the tablets is not only correct, but also provides compelling evidence that the Anunnaki created mankind.

“What if the whole Anunnaki story is a global story of a nonhuman intelligence that was manipulating genes all over the planet? That it wasn’t just gold. It was a planetary base.”

– Linda Moulton Howe
(Author / Investigative Journalist, Earthfiles)

“The Anunnaki said that they came from the Nibiru, and they believe that Nibiru is a star, a gate, and a crossing place, opening up the possibility that the Anunnaki are actually traveling the stars through star gates and wormholes.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Do the descriptions of Nibiru actually offer proof of the Anunnaki’s extraterrestrial origins?  And if so, might similar tales of otherworldly beings descending from the sky, not only in Mesopotamia but throughout the world, provide further evidence that an advanced celestial race came to Earth in the distant past? Perhaps the answers can be found in the mysterious remains of an ancient Sumerian queen.


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