The scholar who revealed to us that the origin of man was literally to be sought among the stars.
1. A key expert
One of the most known and controversial proponents of the Ancient Astronauts theory is the eminent orientalist and biblical scholar Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010). The essence of the theory is that our origins might be tightly linked to extraterrestrials who visited Earth in a distant past. Many experts and authors have supported this theory and we believe that Zecharia Sitchin is uniquely placed to share his contribution considering two key traits of his: his profound knowledge of the ancient Semitic languages – whose knowledge very few have a good grasp of – , and his passion for the mankind’s ancient past. His contribution to the search of the remote truths now lost in the mists of time has been monumental. Those truths – Sitchin had no doubts – were telling us that the origin of man was literally to be sought among the stars.
2. Zecharia Sitchin’s bio
Sitchin was born in Baku in 1920. He was an Azerbaijani Jewish writer, scholar of religions, mythology and linguistics who dedicated his life to the most important alternative theory of the twentieth century, that of the ancient astronauts. He died in New York, in 2010.
At the age of five years old, in 1925, he moved to Tel Aviv with his parents. He was therefore raised in Mandatory Palestine (the British Mandate) part of which in 1948 became the modern state of Israel. There he acquired profound knowledge of ancient Hebrew. Sitchin graduated in political economy in England, before returning to Israel where he began studying Sumerian cuneiform writing, studies which he continued after having moved to the United States in the 1950’s.
The drive for solving enigmas, reconstructing past events, analyzing and cross checking ancient texts was formidable since his early age, seemingly innate. During Bible lessons at school, Zecharia would explain the root of words providing new insights into the original meaning of the holy book. In response, the teacher would tell him to sit down and never question the Bible. As we will see in the upcoming articles, he had an incredibly valid point since it is now known that the latest Bible versions we commonly see or read are nothing but intentionally manipulated summaries of the original versions. Many of these original versions of the biblical stories are in fact Sumero-Akkadian texts, and are the texts that Sitchin has studied throughout his life. Those versions were not speaking of God at all, but were instead telling us that the origin of man was literally to be sought among the stars.
“The creation tales of Genesis are edited and abbreviated versions of much more detailed Mesopotamian texts, which were in turn versions of an original Sumerian text.”
3. The discovery: the origin of man was literally to be sought among the stars.
Sitchin reconstructed epic events which claimed the existence of extraterrestrial “gods” who arrived on Earth in ancient times in search of gold, a crucial element to repair the decaying atmosphere on their planet, Nibiru. This planet would be very much real and it would have an extremely elliptical and long-lived orbit that stretches way beyond Neptune and comes close to Earth every thousands of years.
These individuals, called Anunnaki, invaded Earth, engineered man and gave rise to the first sapiens civilization on earth: the Sumero-Akkadian civilization.
But there is more to it because they also ruled the planet for thousands of years and fought colonial wars for domination and control of the continents. They used very advanced weapons, much more than the current human ones, mastered space travel and had a staggering knowledge of our solar system and far beyond. All of it while they had access to a type of science unimaginable to us even at our present stage, and the duration of their life was of thousands of years. Except for these tiny details, these alien invaders were completely human.
His approach however, was truly comprehensive – as is ours; He studied and took into consideration the myths of the populations of other areas of the globe as well, in particular South America and, in this regard, it is worth noting that the very theme of contact between Mesopotamian and South American cultures, a theme almost forgotten for a certain period, was brought back to the fore by his works, among which we highlight in particular “Gods of the Golden Tears “of 1990.
Additionally, his focus was pointed at archaeological finds such as seals, jewelry, statues, engravings and similar.