by Zecharia Sitchin






Babylonian tablet in the British Museum (No 74329),

circa 2000 B.C. of a missing Sumerian record of the Line of Cain


As copied by A.R. Millard and translated by W.G. Lambert (Kadmos, vol. VI), it speaks of the beginnings of a group of people who were ploughmen, which corresponds to the biblical "tiller of the land." They are called Amakandu - and, the Mesopotamian chief of these called Ka'in!

He built in Dunnu a city with twin towers Ka'in dedicated to himself the lordship over the city.

"....After the death (or murder) of Ka'in, he was laid to rest in the city of Dunnu, which he loved."

As in the biblical tale, the Mesopotamian text records the history of four following generations: brothers married their sisters and murdered their parents, taking over the rulership in Dunnu as well as setting in new places, the last of which was named Shupat ("Judgment").

"....We also find among traditional Assyrian eponyms of royal names the combination Ashur-bel-Ka'ini ("Ashur, lord of the Ka'inites"); and the Assyrian scribes paralleled this with the Sumerian ASHUR-EN.DUNI ("Ashur is lord of Duni"), implying that the Ka'ini ("The people of Kain") and the Duni ("The people of Dun") were one and the same; and thus reaffirming the biblical Cain and Land of Nun or Dun.