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
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
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.