The Earth Chronicles series is based on the premise that mythology is not fanciful but the repository of ancient memories; that the Bible ought to be read literally as a historic/scientific document; and that ancient civilizations--older and greater than assumed--were the product of knowledge brought to Earth by the Anunnaki, "Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came."
The 12th Planet, the first book of the series, presents ancient evidence for the existence of an additional planet in the Solar System: the home planet of the Anunnaki. In confirmation of this evidence, recent data from unmanned spacecraft has led astronomers to actively search for what is being called "Planet X."
The subsequent volume, The Stairway to Heaven, traces man's unending search for immortality to a spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula and to the Giza pyramids, which had served as landing beacons for it--refuting the notion that these pyramids were built by human pharaohs. Recently, records by an eye witness to a forgery of an inscription by the pharaoh Khufu inside the Great Pyramid corroborated the book's conclusions.
The Wars of Gods and Men, recounting events closer to our times, concludes that the Sinai spaceport was destroyed 4,000 years ago with nuclear weapons. Photographs of Earth from space clearly show evidence of such an explosion.
Such gratifying corroboration of audacious conclusions has been even swifter for The Lost Realms. In the relatively short interval between the completion of the manuscript and its publication, archaeologists, linguists, and other scientists have offered a "coastal theory" in lieu of the "frozen trekking" one to account for man's arrival in the Americas--in ships, as this volume has concluded. These experts have "suddenly discovered 2,000 years of missing civilization" in the words of a Yale University scholar--confirming this book's conclusion--and are now linking the beginnings of such civilizations to those of the Old World, as Sumerian texts and biblical verses.
For the first time, the entire Earth Chronicles series is now available in a hardcover collector's edition.
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About the Author
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), an eminent Orientalist and biblical scholar, was born in Russia and grew up 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. A graduate of the University of London with a degree in economic history, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years prior to undertaking his life’s work--The Earth Chronicles.
One of the few scholars able to read the clay tablets and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian, Sitchin based The Earth Chronicles series on the texts and pictorial evidence recorded by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. His books have been widely translated, reprinted in paperback editions, converted to Braille for the blind, and featured on radio and television programs.
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Reviews the history of the American continent and various races of inhabitants. The Olmecs, an African splinter group were her to mine and the cities they built in Central and South America revolved around mineral processing and reduction. To work rock, huge masses of rock, they had laser cutters that could hew out rock to precise tolerances, and obvious help in lifting immense pieces into place. The Mormons believe that people made voyages from both the Arabian and African coasts to establish their own cultures, and whether you agree with that or not, there have been many nations and genetically diverse groups who have inhabited the Americas for millenia. Archaeology and anthropology are sciences where nothing is actually proven; rather the theories stand until something more credible or plausible creep in to displace previous conclusions. Sitchin, an outsider to these fields, endeavoring to answer his own questions for his own reasons, has a tendency to inflame the insiders who want the world to see them as the 'REAL' experts. Yet Sitchin's own Modus Operandi is such that he is very thorough and meticulous, and more times than not, can cross-reference his research to various other world events and recordings. Those of the Establishment may be really irritated that an outsider may have stumbled upon the conclusion of most-viable explanation of the origins of mankind, and rather than work to validate his work, would rather work to sabotage and destroy it. Obviously, not every one feels this way, but to verify the facts will require that the very Earth, and man on Earth, is peeled back to the absolute beginning, which probably won't happen anytime soon. As Sitchin points out, why is it that modern science looks at Antartica as if the Ice has always existed, yet there are navigational maps from the 16th and 17th centuries which show land relief sans ice?
Its getting deeper!