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Aliens in Mesopotamia!

07 Mar

And now, for a little something completely different (and a bit crazy).

I came across a documentary series called “Ancient Aliens” on Netflix Instant, which consists of two seasons and 16 episodes, total. I’ve only watched two episodes from season one so far, and I’m very intrigued.

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This investigative series, from 2010, asserts that ancient civilizations, including that of Mesopotamia, had help from extraterrestrial beings, who possessed advanced technologies, including flying saucers and space suits. It sounds crazy, but there are some compelling arguments from scholars, and even non-scholars, who bring their knowledge to the table.

Each episode is a little over an hour and a half long, and although Mesopotamian art is depicted from the beginning, Mesopotamia is not mentioned until about 48 minutes into the second episode, The Visitors.

Mesopotamia’s connection with extraterrestrials is deduced from an ancient Babylonian text found in the Library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh, in 1849, by British Archaeologist, Sir Austen Henry Layard. Enuma Elish, which dates back to the 7th Century BC, is the Babylonian myth of creation, and tells how the first humans were created by an extraterrestrial race, the Anunnaki.

According to one of the featured scholars in the series, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, as well as consulting producer of the “Ancient Aliens” series, the Anunnaki are described in the text as beings who descended from the sky by way of flying vehicles, and are depicted in Mesopotamian statues and carvings.

An image of an Anunnaki depicted in the second episode of “Ancient Aliens” that accompanied the segment on Mesopotamia’s connection with extraterrestrials. (http://www.freedomtek.org/en/invisibles/fallen_angels.php)

“[The Anunnaki] looked like modern-day space travelers with weird suits. Some of them wore wristwatches, they had boots on, and helmets, and above all, wings…” Tsoukalos said.

I’ve long since wondered whether ancient civilizations were aliens, and I have expressed that in this blog, albeit jokingly, but the arguments presented in this series are, to a certain degree, convincing.

Sure, some aspects of these theories left me rolling my eyes, and some actually made perfect sense, so I plan to watch the whole thing over time.

I think we owe it to those who set us up in this world to hear all the possibilities of how they might have done it, and whether it was alone or with the help of “ancient astronauts,” it was an amazing feat.

Are you intrigued? Are you going to watch? What do you think of these theories? Let us know in the comments!

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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Mythology, Science, Video

 

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6 responses to “Aliens in Mesopotamia!

  1. Apollodorosh

    March 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Are you f*cking KIDDING ME!?!

    “Ancient Aliens” is not “convincing”. If aliens really visited our world they would have had far better things to teach us than how to put one block of stone on another. “Ancient Aliens” is wishful thinking, connecting dots that are hard to connect, if indeed they really are connected at all.

    Also beware of History Channel’s tactic of interviewing scholars who disagree and utterly refute these hypotheses, and cut and paste the bits of interviews with these nutty theorists so as to make it seem as if these scholars actually support this bullshit.

    You shouldn’t watch History Channel anymore, it used to be good and informative and all, but now it’s become all sensationalist bullcrap with the craziest shit first.

    The dA.NUN.NA.KI are NOT aliens, they are a group of Sumerian Gods. If they were aliens creating us as slaves to mine gold, then how shitty must their technology not be? Mining is far easier in asteroidbelts in space if you have the right technology. Also, according to some of these hypotheses, they came from a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto, and needed gold to restore their atmosphere. About the latter I can not speak, but of the former I can. If they really come from a planet with so great an orbit, so far away, then they would be life forms unlike anything we can imagine, and they certainly wouldn’t look like the Spirits and Gods depicted in reliefs in Assyrian palaces (or anywhere else for that matter).

     
  2. b

    March 19, 2012 at 12:05 am

    yo apollodorosh.. apart from your somewhat accurate portrayal of history channel’s descent into tabloid fantasy, your entire argument is an assumption. i am not saying that you are wrong and history channel is right. or that they’re wrong. but if you’re going to refute something, do it with logic and fact, not because you think it should be that way.

    watch how easy it is to shut your debunking down-

    “The dA.NUN.NA.KI are NOT aliens, they are a group of Sumerian Gods.”

    -what’s the difference? any significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.(arthur c. clarke). if aliens DID show up here; to people as primitive as those; the aliens would assume the role of gods by default, whether or not they chose to.

    to those people, their gods lived in the sky, because that’s the only place they couldn’t go check to disprove it. they knew their gods didn’t live on the ground, because they’d checked there. the sky was a mystery, as were the stars. so beings who ‘descended from the heavens’ therefore must be gods, in their eyes.

    “If they were aliens creating us as slaves to mine gold, then how shitty must their technology not be? Mining is far easier in asteroidbelts in space if you have the right technology.”‘

    -no one on this planet is qualified to make that assumption. and just what exactly is ‘the right technology?’ you don’t know, so what are you talking about?

    “Also, according to some of these hypotheses, they came from a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto, and needed gold to restore their atmosphere. About the latter I can not speak, but of the former I can. If they really come from a planet with so great an orbit, so far away, then they would be life forms unlike anything we can imagine, and they certainly wouldn’t look like the Spirits and Gods depicted in reliefs in Assyrian palaces (or anywhere else for that matter).”

    -“about the latter i cannot speak…” so far so good….

    “about the former i can…” dammit, so close.

    “then they would be life forms unlike anything we can imagine,”

    -why? why can’t they look just like us? it’s no less realistic than intelligent purple blobs, and we’ve SEEN us. we have proof that life can take our form. we’re in it. we are it. so why do you assume that just because something comes from far away means it has to be completely and utterly foreign?

    now, to make a logical point-

    anything, any being that could get here is obviously coming from far away. radiation being what it is, space travel is dangerous for carbon based life (the ONLY life we have any proof of). so chances are, what would arrive here would most likely be a probe of some kind. maybe so advanced that it seems alive, but a machine nonetheless. so really, those ‘gods’ that the ancient people saw were probably machines. machines advanced to a degree that we ACTUALLY cannot imagine. so who’s to say they wouldn’t rebuild themselves into something the likes of our form for communication purposes? people studying apes wearing ape costumes? anybody? come on.

    fact is, there ARE nearly identical stories in the mythology of countless ancient civilizations that OUR science says could NOT have had contact with each other. so what, just coincidence? that’s what mainstream science says. i don’t believe in those. not to THAT degree.

     
  3. Apollodorosh

    March 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Because, b, I know that my Gods are not alien beings from another planet. And since the only logical conclusion about the Gods of other cultures is that these are either different interpretations of the same Gods through another cultural lense, or minor, local Gods and spirits, I reject any claim that the Gods of other cultures are alien beings. The Gods are the Gods, not mortal beings.

    The right technology for mining is quite simple: technology capable of operating in the vacuum of space, under the extreme temperatures and radiation, without being affected by these in such a way as to require constant repair. Also, given teh fact that the gravity on asteroids is so much lower than on planets like out own, and the fact they have no atmosphere to speak of (if they have any indication of gasses bound to their gravitational field at all) will dramatically reduce costs and energy requirements to get ships to those asteroids and back again to move the ore elsewhere.

    Why they can’t look like us? A planet within our solar system, but beyond the planet of Neptune is going to be so cold and receives so little light from the sun that they simply can not look like us. Eyes for example will have no use. Isolating the body from teh cold will require some sort of biological mechanism like a huge fur, layer of fat, or something like that. Furthermore, because of the cold, any atmosphere will propbably be extremely thin, if it ever even gets unfrozen. For these reasons any carbon-based life will have a totally different biochemistry, if carbon)-based life can even evolve beyond single-celled life. And if it is based on another elemnt( which I think is a very much possible scenario), then this lifeforms biochemistry will be even more different from us then other carbon-based life. So the chances of such a lifeforms evolving to look exactly like us are extremely slim.

    Concerning you probe-hypothesis, it is of course possible alien probes, or even aliens themselves, visited our world. But the Gods are NOT aliens. If any aliens or probes ever visited our world (and where are they now, then?) they could only have been seen as Gods if the Gods were already known and worshipped, and the people thought these aliens were their Gods (which they were in fact NOT).

    And who is to say such cultures did not suffer similar disaster that led to mythical tales that were passed on to future generations? Who is to say these cultures did not have contact? I definitely do not reject the hypothesis, but a hypothesis it stays unless evidence that proves it is found.

     
  4. Norton Krell

    April 13, 2012 at 5:52 am

    To me, it looks much more like a therianthrope; check out: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=cave+art%3B+half+human%3B+half+animal&gbv=2&oq=cave+art%3B+half+human%3B+half+animal&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=hp.12…3434l25684l0l28270l35l35l0l0l0l0l3057l3057l9-1l1l0.frgbld.

    It is somewhat like the ancient Egyptian god, Anubis; see http://www.google.com/search?q=anubis+pictures+ancient+egypt&hl=en&gbv=2&gs_l=hp.12…3434l25684l0l28270l35l35l0l0l0l0l3057l3057l9-1l1l0.frgbld.&oq=anubis%3B+picture&aq=1&aqi=g2g-v8&aql=

     
    • ALL MESOPOTAMIA

      April 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Yes, it does look like Anubis. Egypt is another civilization discussed in the Ancient Aliens documentary with even more detail than Mesopotamia, actually. It is very interesting, isn’t it?

       
    • Apollodorosh

      April 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Depictions of therianthropic beings are quite common across the world.

       

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