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There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

    Proof of Alien DNA Within Reach

    Reading this book is a bit like eating your way through an enormous banquet, lured on by the promise of a delectable dessert - but when you get to the end, they've run out! The one compensation is that the feast itself is lavish and tasty. The central thesis of the book is that the ancient creation myths of Gods, giants and heroes were not myths at all, but actual history recorded on clay tablets for posterity. Pulling together the best parts of his earlier books, Zecharia Sitchin presents an overview of the cosmology of our planet in which he makes the case for alien intervention causing the unexplained leap from homo erectus to homo sapiens and the rapid flowering of early civilizations.

    While the various records use different names for the same gods and reflect different national perspectives, they reinforce each other's main story lines. The detective work used to piece together a coherent chronology is breathtaking. Weaving together ancient texts, including the bible, the Enûma Elish and the Gilgamesh epic with archaeological finds and artifacts from Mesopotamia to Egypt, the 90-year-old author of The 12th Planet presents the gods (conflated in the bible to one God) in a very "human" light. Indeed, it is somewhat depressing to realize that these advanced beings, who became the lawgivers and models for our societies, had the same appetites, ambitions, jealousies and taste for sex, war and conflict that we see in ourselves. Since, according to Sitchin, aliens used genetic engineering to introduce their DNA into that of the native hominids, I guess one could say that we come by it honestly.

    The translation of ancient languages is often based on best guesses and there are disagreements and rivalries amongst the archaeologists - they are human after all. While many of them ignore evidence that doesn't fit into the conventional worldview, Sitchin is fearless in reveling in inconvenient truths such as pictures of rocket ships and anachronistic artifacts like exquisite inlayed gold ornaments and musical instruments dated to the Bronze Age - before such technologies should have existed. Given Sitchin's lifelong dedication to Mesopotamian archaeology, his interpretations are as plausible as any of them, and a lot more fun to read than most.

    So that brings us to the uneaten dessert. In 1922 Leonard Wooley, a British archaeologist dug up a royal cemetery in what was identified as the ancient city of Ur of the Chaldees. One of the undisturbed tombs contained the skeleton of a woman on a bier covered in a jeweled cape and surrounded by a fortune in gold ornaments, ceremonial ojects and the remains of almost a hundred attendants. The skull was exceptionally large and elongated, and Sitchin traced the inscriptions on the seals in the tomb to an Anunnaki goddess, whose genealogy goes back to the first gods to land on Earth from the seed planet, Nibiru.

    The find could finally prove Sitchen's claim of our alien ancestry, and for the past eight years he has been petitioning the curators of the British Museum repeatedly to conduct DNA tests on the bone, but they have refused. A comparison with Neanderthal and modern human DNA would answer these questions once and for all. Let's hope enough pressure is brought to bear by the community to get the tests done. That would be a fitting dessert for us and for Zacharia Sitchin. In the meantime, enjoy the feast!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Sitchin provides physical proof that we are descended from aliens!

    This book is well-written--and literally a page-turner! The conclusion, wherein Sitchin reveals his startling physical evidence that we are descended from the Anunnaki, is simply amazing. I won't reveal the evidence here--you'll just have to read it for yourself!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Cough cough geek cough

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Weird

    You are all weird alien enthusiasts and whoever wrote the book os too. What do u guys BELIEVE bigfoot is real too???!!!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

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    A must read for all A.A.T. (ancient alien theoriest)

    Zecharia Sitchin is one of my new favorite writers and researchers. Too bad he's gone, he would've been a great guy to talk with. This book , like I said, is a must read for anyone interested in man's past and future. Trust me, you won't put this one down!

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Not his best

    It's really as simple as my subject line above. I got really bored about 1/2 way through. I've read other books he's done. This just seemed to run on an on without a really good feeling that he could substantiate most of what was being said. It takes to many leaps of faith that I aways feel the religious take to "prove" their points.

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