Sumerian King List And Rocket Traveling King Etana Read

sumerianklist_smallMessageToEagle.com – One of the most intriguing ancient documents representing Sumerian literature is the Sumerian King List, produced at the end of the third millennium BC (most probably during the reign of the third dynasty of Ur).

According to Zecharia Sitchin, the Sumerian King List describes the first settlements of the Anunnaki on Earth and lists the kingships of the first Anunnaki leaders before the Deluge. The list is an important chronographic document from ancient Mesopotamia that records the sequence of the leaders and the lengths of their reigns.

The first considerable fragment of the Sumerian King List was published in 1906. It was found in the temple library of Nippur at the turn of the century. Since that date, more than 15 different fragments and at least one fairly complete list have been found and published.

sumerianklist03Sumerian King Etana riding the eagle – Akkadian seal.

Most of these manuscripts have been dated to the 1st dynasty of Babylon. All the documents show extensive and detailed agreement among themselves.

Thus it appears that the extant texts ultimately descend from a common original, i.e., that they are copies, or even copies of copies, of a single original document.

The initial section deals with eight kings who reigned before the Flood and is significantly different from the rest. Two main versions exist, the surviving tablets being known as Weld-Blundell (W-B) 62 and 144 respectively, and both are thought to have been originally compiled around the start of the second millennium BC.

…..There is also a third version, a much later compilation by Berossus from the third century BC.

Not only do these lists contain a record of all the post-flood kings of ancient Mesopotamia through to the time of their compilation, but, at the beginning, we once again find a list of antediluvian kings-and this time their total period of kingship does appear to stretch way back into antiquity.

The Sumerian King List has different versions represented by a number of only fragmentary cuneiform sources that are dated to the Ur III period (ca. 2119-2004 B.C.) and Old Babylonian period (ca. 2000-1600 B.C.). These sources were discovered at different quarters of ancient Mesopotamia and its periphery, including Nippur, Isin, Kish, Larsa, and Susa.

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One comment on “Sumerian King List And Rocket Traveling King Etana Read

  1. I read all of Zecharia Sitchin’s books, I couldn’t get enough of them. I wrote to him once asking a question and he wrote back telling me the answer was in his next book. I was sorry to hear he passed away, but he’s left a great legacy.

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