Iraq. April 10, 2003. United States forces make their way to the capital city of Baghdad, just three weeks after the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom. American troops attempt to create and maintain order, but looters fill the streets, ransacking museums and destroying thousands of ancient artifacts.

“Looters forced their way into the National Museum and stole all kinds of artifacts, including musical instruments and cuneiform tablets that told the history of ancient Sumeria going back 6,000 years or more. The genealogies and histories of the gods were there and stories of the flood, but now many of these texts are missing from us.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Now, it wasn’t just people off the streets smashing a window and taking an artifact. There were people wearing earpieces, a very coordinated event penetrating double-locked doors and stealing instruments and jewelry and all kinds of artifacts that date back thousands of years, all the way back to the cradle of our civilization.”

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

But why would militants destroy such precious objects of the ancient world? Was it really just a consequence of war? Or a deliberate attempt to obliterate forbidden knowledge of the past? Perhaps answers can be found by taking a closer look at the origins of these priceless lost treasures. According to archaeologists, many of the lost Iraqi artifacts dated back to the time of the Sumerians, an ancient civilization that most researchers believe is the oldest in all of Mesopotamia.

“Mesopotamia means “between rivers” in Greek, referring to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is today known as Iraq. There were four main kingdoms in Mesopotamia. Sumer was the oldest one, followed by the Kingdom of Akkad begun by Sargon I. After that, you have Babylonia and Assyria. And even though languages changed and people changed to some degree, the culture that was established by the Sumerians really continued throughout the lifetime of Mesopotamia.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

“Ancient Sumeria in Southern Mesopotamia is often cited as the most ancient civilization, even the first civilization. It goes back to approximately 3000 to 4000 BC. And here we see writing in the form of cuneiform tablets on clay and on stone.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“The Sumerians were the ones who invented the cuneiform writing system. The word cuneiform means “wedge-shaped.” It refers to a system of writing whereby scribes would take a wedge-shaped stylus and impress signs on wet clay tablets. Those tablets could later be fired and harden and preserve what was ever written on them.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

Deciphering these cuneiform tablets was next to impossible until a key discovery of thousands of tablets at an Assyrian palace in March of 1843. This new abundance of cuneiform inscriptions provided some of the first tangible evidence of an ancient kingdom that had been believed to exist thousands of years ago.

“A French scientist named Paul-Emile Botta found this gigantic underground area in Northern Iraq, in Khorsabad, opened up this incredible room filled with statues of gods and kings, all kinds of wonderful treasures, and many written inscriptions all over the walls in the ancient Sumerian cuneiform.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Within ten years, archaeologists had also discovered the ruins of the legendary Sumerian capital city of Ur, home of the biblical figure Abraham. At the site, scientists unearthed the great Ziggurat of Ur, a step pyramid-shaped structure that was the administrative center of the city, as well as cuneiform tablets and tombs adorned in gold.

“So, here they had found this legendary capital of the Sumerians with its gold-clad tombs and cuneiform tablets, something that they thought was simply a myth until the actual discovery of it, proving that it was indeed historical fact.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“When we look at the ancient Sumerian civilization, we attribute them with over 100 of the firsts for a modern society. Things like agriculture, science, medicine, mathematics, kingship, laws, courts, judges, schools, literally all of this shows up in Sumerian times 6,000 years ago, right out of the Stone Age.”

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

According to mainstream researchers, Ur was sacked by their warring neighbors, the Elamites, nearly 2000 years BC. But some researchers believe the cuneiform texts reveal something much more than evidence of an ancient race. They point to descriptions of a group of divine beings called the Anunnaki, the so-called “princely offspring of God,” who, according to the Sumerians, descended from the sky.

“The religious system of Mesopotamia was polytheism, which means that they worshipped hundreds of different gods, both male and female, often depicted in human form, having personalities very much like people do. And these gods were arranged in a kind of political hierarchy that in many ways mimic the political systems of Mesopotamia itself.  And what this means is that you had the high gods, the heavenly gods. And you also had lesser gods who inhabited Earth and the underworld. Now, according to the Sumerian text, the heavenly gods, the Anunnaki, were the supreme deities, the higher deities.”

Robert Mullins, Ph.D. (Archaeologist)

“The Anunnaki are among the most mysterious and powerful beings of myth and sacred tradition. The Sumerians described them as humanoid but nonphysical spirit beings who had the capability of morphing or phasing into human form. They came to Earth on a special mission to bring wisdom and also to mine certain materials from the Earth plane itself.”

– 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)

“In cuneiform texts, the Anunnaki are described in great detail, including how they lived for hundreds of years. They had tremendous knowledge and power over the entire world. They knew everything. They had knowledge of all of the sciences and arts. Where they got this knowledge and where they came from is a complete mystery to archaeologists. And you have to ask yourself, were they, in fact, extraterrestrials?”

 – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Might the strange gods described in the cuneiform texts really have existed? And if so, might they have been extraterrestrial beings? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe the answer is a profound yes, and for proof they point to an ancient legend also found written on clay tablets, a legend that tells of the creation of man by ancient creatures who came from the sky.


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