About the author of The Earth Chronicles, also from dust cover...
Sitchin was raised in Palestine, where he acquired a
profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic
and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and
archaeology of the Near East.
He attended the London School of
Economics and Political Science and graduated from the
University of London, majoring in economic history. A leading
journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he now lives and
writes in New York.
One of the few
scholars able to read and understand Sumerian, Sitchin
has based The Earth Chronicles, his recent series of
books dealing with Earthís and manís histories and
pre-histories, on the information and texts written down on clay
tablets by the ancient civilizations of the Near East.
have been widely translated, reprinted in paperback editions,
converted to Braille for the blind."
Before the Deluge
Nibiru, a distant member of our
solar system, life faces slow extinction as the planetís
atmosphere erodes. Deposed by Anu, the ruler Alalu
escapes in a spaceship and finds refuge on Earth. He discovers
that Earth has gold that can be used to protect Nibiruís
by Enki, a son of Anu,
the Anunnaki land on Earth,
establish Eridu - Earth Station I - for extracting gold
from the waters of the Persian Gulf.
Earthís climate mellows. More Anunnaki arrive on Earth,
among them Enkiís half-sister Ninhursag, Chief Medical
gold production falters, Anu arrives on Earth with
Enlil, the heir apparent. It is decided to obtain the vital
gold by mining it in southern Africa. Drawing lots, Enlil
wins command of Earth Mission; Enki is relegated to Africa. On
departing Earth, Anu is challenged by Alaluís grandson.
functional settlements in southern Mesopotamia include a
Spaceport (Sippar), Mission Control Center (Nippur),
a metallurgical center (Shuruppak). The ores
arrive by ships from Africa; the refined metal is sent aloft to
orbiters manned by Igigi, then transferred to spaceships
arriving periodically from Nibiru.
Gaining the support of the Igigi, Alaluís grandson
attempts to seize mastery over Earth. The Enlilites win the
War of the
The Sumerian Gods
Anunnaki toiling in the gold mines mutiny. Enki
and Ninhursag create Primitive Workers through
genetic manipulation of Ape woman (Neanderthal); they take over the manual
chores of the Anunnaki. Enlil raids the mines, brings the
Primitive Workers to the Edin in Mesopotamia.
Given the ability to procreate, Homo Sapiens begins to
on Earth regresses during a new glacial period.
Climate warms again. The Anunnaki (the biblical
Nefilim), to Enlilís growing annoyance marry the
daughters of Man.
75,000 The "accursation
of Earth" - a new Ice Age-begins. Regressive types of Man
roam the Earth. Cro-Magnon man survives.
Enki and Ninhursag elevate humans of Anunnaki
parentage to rule in Shuruppak. Enlil, enraged.
plots Mankindís demise.
Realizing that the passage of Nibiru in Earthís
proximity will trigger an immense tidal wave, Enlil makes
the Anunnaki swear to keep the impending calamity a secret from
Events After the Deluge
11,000 BC -
Enki breaks the oath, instructs Ziusudra / Noah to
build a submersible ship. The Deluge sweeps over the
Earth; the Anunnaki witness the total destruction from their
orbiting spacecraft. Enlil agrees to grant the remnants
of Mankind implements and seeds; agriculture begins in the
highlands. Enki domesticates animals.
10,500 BC -
The descendants of Noah are allotted three regions.
Ninurta, Enlilís foremost son, dams the mountains and drains
the rivers to make Mesopotamia habitable; Enki reclaims
the Nile valley. The Sinai peninsula is retained by the
Anunnaki for a post-diluvial spaceport; a control center
is established on Mount Moriah (the future Jerusalem).
BC - Ra/Marduk, Enkiís firstborn son, divides
Egypt between Osiris and Seth.
9330 BC -
Seth seizes and dismembers Osiris, assumes sole rule
over the Nile Valley.
8970 BC -
Horus avenges his father Osiris by launching the
Seth (Marduk, his Adapite wife, Sarpanit and their sons,
Asar-Osiris and Satu-Seth) escapes to Asia, seizes the Sinai peninsula and
8670 BC -
Opposed to the resulting control of all the space facilities by Enkiís descendants, the Enlilites launch the
victorious Ninurta empties the Great Pyramid of its
equipment. Ninhursag, half-sister of Enki and Enlil,
convenes peace conference. The division of Earth is reaffirmed.
Rule over Egypt transferred from the Ra/Marduk dynasty to
(Ningishzidda - Enki's and
Ereshkigal son, and Mardukís earthborn half-brother). Heliopolis built as a substitute
8500 BC - The Anunnaki establish outposts at the gateway to the space
facilities; Jericho is one of them.
7400 BC - As
the era of peace continues,
the Anunnaki grant Mankind new
advances; the Neolithic period begins. Demigods rule over
3800 BC -
Urban civilization begins in Sumer as the Anunnaki
reestablish there the Olden Cities, beginning with Eridu
and Nippur. Anu comes to Earth for a pageantful
visit. A new city, Uruk (Erech), is built in his
honor; he makes its temple the abode of his beloved
Kingship on Earth
3760 BC -
Mankind granted kingship. Kish is first capital
under the aegis of Ninurta. The calendar begun at Nippur.
Civilization blossoms out in
(the First Region).
3450 BC -
Primacy in Sumer transferred to Nannar/Sin. Marduk
proclaims Babylon "Gateway of the Gods." The "Tower of Babel"
incident. The Anunnaki confuse Mankindís languages. His coup
frustrated, Marduk/Ra returns to Egypt, deposes Thoth,
seizes his younger brother Dumuzi who had betrothed
Inanna. Dumuzi accidentally killed; Marduk imprisoned
alive in the Great Pyramid. Freed through an emergency
shaft, he goes into exile.
3100 BC - 350
years of chaos end with installation of first Egyptian
Pharaoh in Memphis. Civilization comes to the Second
2900 BC -
Kingship in Sumer transferred to Erech. Inanna
given dominion over the Third Region; the Indus Valley
2650 BC -
Sumerís royal capital shifts about. Kingship deteriorates.
Enlil loses patience with the unruly human multitudes.
2371 BC -
Inanna falls in love with Sharru-Kin (Sargon).
He establishes new capital city. Agade (Akkad).
Akkadian empire launched.
2316 BC -
Aiming to rule the four regions, Sargon removes sacred
soil from Babylon. The Marduk-Inanna conflict flares up
again. It ends when Nergal, Mardukís brother, journeys
from south Africa to Babylon and persuades Marduk to leave
2291 BC -
Naram-Sin ascends the throne of Akkad. Directed by the
warlike Inanna, he penetrates the Sinai peninsula,
2255 BC -
Inanna usurps the power in Mesopotamia; Naram-Sin
defies Nippur. The Great Anunnaki obliterate Agade.
Inanna escapes. Sumer and Akkad occupied by foreign troops loyal
to Enlil and Ninurta.
2220 BC -
Sumerian civilization rises to new heights under enlightened
rulers of Lagash. Thoth helps its king Gudea
build a ziggurat-temple for Ninurta.
2193 BC -
Terah, Abrahamís father, born in Nippur into a
2180 BC -
Egypt divided; followers of Ra/Marduk retain the
south; Pharaohs opposed to him gain the throne of lower
2130 BC - As
Enlil and Ninurta are increasingly away, central
authority also deteriorates in Mesopotamia. Inannaís
attempts to regain the kingship for Erech does not last.
The Fateful Century
BC - Abraham born in Nippur.
2113 BC -
Enlil entrusts the Lands of Shem to Nannar; Ur
declared capital of new empire. Ur-Nammmu ascends throne, is
named Protector of Nippur. A Nippurian priest-Terah,
Abrahamís father - comes to Ur to liaison with its royal court.
2096 BC -
Ur-Nammu dies in battle. The people consider his untimely
death a betrayal by Anu and Enlil. Terah
departs with his family for Harran.
2095 BC -
Shulgi ascends the throne of Ur, strengthens imperial
ties. As empire thrives, Shulgi falls under charms of Inanna,
becomes her lover. Grants Larsa to Elamites in exchange for
serving as his Foreign Legion.
2080 BC -
Theban princes loyal to Ra/Marduk press northward under
Mentuhotep I. Nabu, Mardukís son, gains adherents
for his father in Western Asia.
2055 BC - On
Nannarís orders, Shulgi sends Elamite troops to
suppress unrest in Canaanite cities. Elamites reach the gateway
to the Sinai peninsula and its Spaceport.
2048 BC -
Shulgi dies. Marduk moves to the Land of the
Hittites. Abraham ordered to southern Canaan with an
elite corps of cavalrymen.
2047 BC -
Amar-Sin (the biblical Amraphel) becomes king of Ur.
Abraham goes to Egypt, stays five years, then returns
with more troops.
2041 BC -
Guided by Inanna, Amar-Sin forms a coalition of
Kings of the East, launches military expedition to Canaan and
the Sinai. Its leader is the Elamite Khedor-laíomer.
Abraham blocks the advance at the gateway to the Spaceport.
2038 BC -
Shu-Sin replaces Amar-Sin on throne of Ur as
the empire disintegrates.
2029 BC -
Ibbi-Sin replaces Shu-Sin. The western provinces
increasingly to Marduk.
2024 BC -
Leading his followers, Marduk marches on Sumer,
enthrones himself in Babylon. Fighting spreads to central
Mesopotamia. Nippurís Holy of Holies is defiled. Enlil
demands punishment for Marduk and Nabu; Enki
opposes, but his son Nergal sides with Enlil. As Nabu
marshals his Canaanite followers to capture the Spaceport,
the Great Anunnaki approve of the use of nuclear
weapons. Nergal and Ninurta destroy the
Spaceport and the errant Canaanite cities.
2023 BC - The
winds carry the radioactive cloud to Sumer. People die a
terrible death, animals perish, the water is poisoned, the soil
becomes barren. Sumer and its great civilization lie
prostrate. Its legacy passes to Abrahamís seed as he
begets -at age 100- a legitimate heir: Isaac.