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An insider’s look into the decades of research behind Zecharia Sitchin’s books as well as an in-depth overview of his theories and discoveries
• Includes carefully selected chapters from the Earth Chronicles series as well as never-before-published letters, articles, and lectures
• Each piece includes an introduction, offering context and insight into Sitchin’s passionate work and revealing the man behind the theories
• Explains the genesis of The 12th Planet, the Anunnaki influences on the Sumerian civilization, the orbit of Nibiru, the prehistory of the Americas, the extraterrestrial origins of modern man, and much more
What if the tales from the Old Testament and other ancient writings, such as those from Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, were not myths or allegory but accounts of actual historical events? Known for his ability to read and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian clay tablets, Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) took the words of our most ancient ancestors as fact and, through decades of meticulous research, showed that they revealed a coherent narrative about the true origins of humanity and civilization. Drawing both widespread interest and criticism, his Earth Chronicles series of books, beginning with The 12th Planet, detailed how humanity arose after the arrival of the Anunnaki (“those who from Heaven to Earth came”), alien “gods” who created modern man in their own image and imparted gifts of civilizing knowledge.
Providing an insider’s look into the decades of research behind Zecharia Sitchin’s complete works as well as an in-depth overview of his theories, this collection includes carefully selected chapters from the Earth Chronicles series as well as never-before-published letters, articles, and lectures. We learn about the genesis of The 12th Planet in “The Book as a Story,” the Sumerians and their Anunnaki influences in “The Sudden Civilization,” the orbit of Nibiru in “UFOs, Pyramids, and the 12th Planet,” the prehistory of the Americas in “Cities Lost and Found,” the extraterrestrial origins of modern man in “The Cosmic Connection--DNA,” and much more. We get to read never-before-published lectures, culled from Sitchin’s decades of presentations, as well as the article that spurred the writing of There Were Giants Upon the Earth.
Each piece includes an introduction by Sitchin’s niece, offering context and insight into Sitchin’s passionate work. These introductions reveal the man behind the theories, a world traveler known for his scholarship, dry humor, and precisely chosen words. If his theories are true, as Sitchin wholeheartedly believed, then this collection presents some of the most important knowledge we have of our origins and future.
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.
Janet Sitchin, niece of Zecharia Sitchin, served as her uncle’s lecture assistant at his many seminars and is the webmaster for www.sitchin.com. A data-integration expert with a degree in computer science, she lives outside Miami, Florida.
“Janet Sitchin’s collection The Anunnaki Chronicles is a worthy successor to her uncle Zecharia Sitchin’s life’s work. It expands and enhances our understanding of who the Anunnaki were, why they came here, and why they may someday return.”
— Mike Bara, author of Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies
“It is almost impossible to quantify the effect that Zecharia Sitchin had on our understanding of the origins of our species and the mysterious activity of the Anunnaki on planet Earth. His work inspired millions; his research shattered our rigid belief system and caused our history to be rewritten by many that followed him. Zecharia remains one of my key inspirations and a valuable source of critical information in the area of ancient human history and the enslavement of the human race.”
— Michael Tellinger, author of Slave Species of the Gods: The Secret History of the Anunnaki and Their
“A breathtaking chronicle of Sitchin’s works, and the newly published material validates his theories concerning Planet X.”
— Xaviant Haze, author of Aliens in Ancient Egypt
“Well researched and persuasive . . . Sitchin brings to [The 12th Planet] the logic and scholarship so often lacking. . . . He demonstrates the flaws in established theories and exposes a few ancient hoaxes.”
— Library Journal
“In Mr. Sitchin’s [work], evolution and creationism collide.”
— New York Times
“A dazzling performance. . . . Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man’s origins . . .”
— Kirkus Reviews
"An excellent selection of texts highlighting the key breakthroughs of Zecharia Sitchin about the Sumerians’ feats in bioengineering, microchips, and astronomy, and how these are corroborated by new scientific discoveries. A must read for any one interested in the high-tech civilization that preceded our own by a few millennia at least."
— Chris H. Hardy, PhD., systems scientist, author of DNA of the God and The Sacred Network
"Providing an insider’s look into the decades of research behind Sitchin’s complete works as well as an in-depth overview of his theories, this collection includes carefully selected chapters from the Earth Chronicles series as well as never-before-published letters, articles, and lectures."
— Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit, Issue 44, December 2015