In Iraq on April 10th, 2003, in the city of Baghdad right around the time of Operation Iraqi Freedom – there was a ransacking. Looters filled the streets. They destroyed thousands of ancient artifacts and broke into museums. American troops tried to maintain order, but it was difficult. What would these looters want, one may ask?
Why would they force their way into the national museum and steal? They stole tablets and cuneiform writings with genealogies and the histories of the gods of the Sumerians. They stole all kinds of stuff: even musical instruments and jewelry. So now many of these items are missing from us. This was a very coordinated event. People stole precious objects of the ancient world.
Why were these artifacts so important? They date back to the time of the Sumerians; an ancient civilization that is the oldest in all of Mesopotamia, or what is now called Iraq. Sumer was the oldest kingdom, followed by Akkad, after that there was Babylonia and then Assyria. Modern day Chaldeans (often referred to as “Chaldeans” in the Bible) are the original Sumerians.
The culture that was established by the Sumerians continued throughout the lifetime of Mesopotamia. The Sumerians invented the cuneiform writing system. Cuneiform means “wedge shaped.” They put wedge shaped writing on clay tablets that could later be hardened. It was in 1843 when even more evidence was found on the Sumerian kingdom.
An incredible room was found filled with statues of gods, kings, treasures and all kinds of messages were written on the walls in the ancient cuneiform. The city of Ur, home of Abraham, had been discovered. The Great Ziggurat of Ur was found. Tombs even adorned in gold were discovered. This proved that the Sumerian kingdom was indeed a historical fact and not just a myth.
Furthermore, the Sumerians developed the firsts of many: agriculture, science, math, astrology, schools, courts, judges, and more. These cuneiform texts also pointed to a group of divine beings called, “The Anunnaki.” They are referred to as the ‘princely offspring of God’ in these Sumerian texts. These messages were written about 3,000-4,000 BC or even long before then.
It is written that the Anunnaki ‘descended from the sky.’ They had personalities just like people do. These gods were arranged in a kind of hierarchy with the higher gods, the lesser gods, etc. The Anunnaki were the supreme deities, the highest deities, the Sumerians described them as humanoid. They came to Earth on a special mission to bring wisdom and they are explained in great detail in these writings.
They had tremendous knowledge and power throughout the world. Where they got this knowledge and even came from is STILL a mystery to archeologists. Many scholars have wondered and still do wonder whether or not they were extraterrestrial. Let’s shift to the Bible for a moment.
We are told about the creation of the world in the Book of Genesis:
The Story of Adam and Eve
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7 Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The Garden of Eden was also placed in Mesopotamia. The Sumerian tablets tell of a kind of genetic engineering in order to create the earth’s first humans. This first person is called “Adamu,” according to the Jewish Kabbalah. What is striking is that the Sumerian tablets seem to have a more detailed account of this story than the Bible does.
Some scholars believe the Anunnaki came here in giant spaceships that were sent by God. Meaning, they had help and there is no question of where that help came from. These tablets, again, talk about homo sapiens coming about through genetic engineering. Is it possible that the Anunnaki created the human race with their own DNA?
According to the Jewish KABBALAH, Adam was created from ‘a human like race that already existed on earth.’ This is just some food for thought. Who would know for sure? I guess you can judge for yourselves…
Here is this episode special on the history channel in case you’d like to watch it: https://youtu.be/8uM9wnNqt-A
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