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Zecharia Sitchin Author Of The Earth Chronicles

Updated on January 15, 2015

Zecharia Sitchin - Did He Solve The Mystery Of Man's Ancient Origins?

Zecharia Sitchin is the author of The Earth Chronicles. He was an amazing man who devoted his life to unravelling the mysteries of mankind's most ancient past by re-interpreting ancient texts in the light of the technology that we have today.

Did man come from the stars? Is Mythology just a lot of made up magical stories from the Dawn of Time, or could the Gods of Ancient Times have been real beings?

As a result of a lifetime of research, Zecharia Sitchin has uncovered evidence that shows it is likely that the Gods Of Old did exist.

Have you ever wondered how man evolved thousands of years ago, what the truth might be behind mysterious ancient places, myths and legends, why there are descriptions of flying machines in ancient texts from around the world, and many things that we just can't explain.

Zecharia Sitchin (sometimes mis-spelled Zechariah Sitchin or Zacharia Sitchin) was an accomplished Jewish Scholar whose knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages is second to none.

He spent much of his life studying the Old Testament and the history and archeology of the Near East, researching and re-translating many of the ancient tablets from the most ancient cities of Sumeria, Babylon and Arcadia (now mostly in Iraq). Zecharia Sitchin's revelations about the colonization of Earth about 450,000 years ago by peoples from Nibiru (often referred to as Planet X), a 12th planet in our solar system have proved to be highly controversial in the scientific and religious world.

As fantastic as his theories might sound at first, the compelling evidence that he brings into play from the ancient documents that he has translated, chronologically verified in many ways by the Old Testament, are very logical. If you believe what Zecharia Sitchin is telling us from the ancient stories that he has interpreted, mankind was created by an alien race called the Annunaki, who genetically created us from a blend of prehistoric man and themselves.

Image of Zecharia Sitchin taken from The Official Website Of Zecharia Sitchin.


11 JULY 1920 - 9 OCTOBER 2010

Zecharia Sitchin passed away on the morning of October 9th 2010. A small, private family funeral was held the next day. The one man who may have unraveled the mysteries of mankind's most distant past has gone on to find the truth.

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The 12th Planet - Book 1 of The Earth Chronicles - This is the first book that Zecharia Sitchin wrote about the Annunaki and the creation of mankind. His theori

Twelfth Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)
Twelfth Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)

This is the first book of "The Earth chronicles" series in which Zecharia Sitchin tears the man's origins apart and puts them in a whole new perspective.

Over the years, startling evidence has been unearthed revealing the existence of a superior race of beings who once inhabited our world. These travelers from the stars arrived eons ago, and planted the genetic seed that would ultimately blossom into a remarkable species--the human being.The product of 30 years of research, this book argues that humanity sprang from extraterrestrial forebears.


The Stairway To Heaven - Book 2 of The Earth Chronicles - Zecharia Sitchin's Stairway To Heaven provides a unique insight into the origins of the Gods Of Old an

The Stairway to Heaven: Book II of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)
The Stairway to Heaven: Book II of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)

After years of painstaking research, combining recent archaeological discoveries with ancient texts and artefacts, noted scholar Zecharia Sitchin has identified the legendary Land of the Gods, and provides astounding new revelations about the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and other mysterious monuments whose true meanings and purposes have been lost for eons. Illustrated with maps, diagrams and photos.


The Wars Of Gods And Men - Book 3 of The Earth Chronicles - This book by Zecharia Sitchin describes in great detail the rifts between the Gods and the ensuing b

The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles)
The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles)

Zecharia Sitchin brings myth and reality into synchrony in this exciting and credible history of Old Testament times. You'll never again accept the hogwash that the Giza pyramids were the burial places of (or even built by!) Egyptian pharoahs. His explanation of the demise of Sumer sheds a bright light on the origins of the Hebrews and other biblical tales.


The Lost Realms - Book 4 of The Earth Chronicles - This book from Zecharia Sitchin covers the long lost civilizations of the Americas, the links with Sumeria an

The lost realms: Book IV of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)
The lost realms: Book IV of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)

In this, the remarkable and thoroughly researched fourth volume of THE EARTH CHRONICLES, author Zecharia Sitchin uncovers the long-hidden secrets of the lost civilizations of the pre-Columbian Americas and offers documentation of the giant gods who spawned the greatness of the Incans, Mayans, and Aztecs -- the Anunnaki -- "those who from Heaven to Earth came."


When Time Began - Book 5 of The Earth Chronicles - In this book Zecharia Sitchin highlights some intriguing mysteries from the ancient past and attempts to unra

When Time Began: Book V of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)
When Time Began: Book V of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)

Why was Stonehenge rebuilt and rearranged between 2100 and 2000 B.C.--and how did its realignment relate to startling occurrences in ancient Sumer during the same period? This is just one of the fascinating puzzles addressed by Sitchin in his latest highly documented, meticulously researched work, making a fascinating case for the involvement of alien intelligence.


The Cosmic Code - Book 6 of The Earth Chronicles - Zecharia Sitchin here describes the intervention of the Annunaki / Nefilim in the creation of Man, with "E-Di

cosmic code: Book VI of the Earth Chronicles
cosmic code: Book VI of the Earth Chronicles

Book VI of the Earth Chronicles, "The Cosmic Code", continues Zecharia Sitchin's saga of the Nefilim and their influence on the fate of mankind. In his usual style of inciteful speculation and careful culling of evidence from ancient materials, Sitchin has added a number of new threads to the tapestry of the extraterrestrial intervention hypothesis.


The Earth Chronicles Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide to the Seven Books of The Earth Chronicles

The Earth Chronicles series, a historical and archaeological adventure into the origins of mankind and planet Earth, began with the publication of the bestselling The 12th Planet.

The series is based on the premise that the myths from the world's earliest civilizations were in fact recollections of actual events and that the gods of ancient peoples were visitors to Earth from another planet--the Anunnaki, inhabitants of the 12th planet.

The series' books include The 12th Planet, The Stairway to Heaven, The Wars of Gods and Men, The Lost Realms, When Time Began, The Cosmic Code, and The End of Days, all products of the author's unmatched study of the ancient records of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Israel, and Egypt and the civilizations of pre-Columbian America. Unearthing the hidden history of Earth and mankind, the series uses the past to unveil the meaning of the prophesied future.

Zecharia Sitchin has created an encyclopedic compendium of the key figures, sites, concepts, and beliefs to provide a unique navigational tool through this entire opus. Entries are coded to indicate at a glance their cultural origin and contain summations, commentaries, and guidance for locating the topics within all of his books, including Genesis Revisited, Divine Encounters, The Lost Book of Enki, The Earth Chronicles Expeditions, and Journeys to the Mythical Past.

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Have You Read Any of Sitchin's Books?

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Should Zecharia Sitchin'sTheories Be Taken Seriously?

Just because they defy all we were ever taught in school and at church, does that mean he has to be wrong, or have we been taught to believe what the government and church want us to believe?

Although it was ridiculed a lot by the scientific world when it was first published 30 years ago, Zecharia Sitchin's first book "The 12th Planet" and the subsequent books, collectively called "The Earth Chronicles" are now being taken more seriously.

The Earth Chronicles in fact make a very interesting read. The books are heavy going at times, with Sitchin trying to describe so much for you to digest and understand, that it sometimes takes several reads to comprehend fully what a chapter is about, but the events and history that he has uncovered is mind-blowing and well worth the read. Once you are hooked on reading Zecharia Sitchin, you just want to read and to learn more about our ancient past.

So much has changed in the last 30 years in our knowledge of the ancient world. There are numerous documentaries on The Discovery Channel and History Channel covering new discoveries about the ancient world, not just the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, but older civilizations that pre-date these, and every year new artifacts are being discovered, and we are being made aware of the deeper understandings of the technological levels of these peoples.

If the Gods of ancient Sumeria, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and ancient Rome were really the same Gods, and also were real beings from Earth's distant past, not just characters from mythical tales, then this does give a whole new meaning to religion and the Gods that mankind worships. For this reason the leaders of the Catholic Church and the Jewish Faith keep silent about these theories, for if mankind was indeed created by an alien race, their having convinced countless millions of followers into believing otherwise, often as a means of maintaining control over the populace, could be cause for a revolt against religion.

I first became interested in ancient civilizations and earth's mysteries while at university, when Chariots Of The Gods was published by Erik Von Daniken. I read many books back then, on Atlantis and other mysteries of the past, and then more recently came across the works of Zecharia Sitchin. Whereas many other books listed strange artifacts and places, they didn't really manage to tie things together, whereas Sitchin paints a full picture, not just of some of these mysteries, but of the whole of man's existence on earth. The Earth Chronicles are really a great read and a compelling insight into our creation.

Background On The Annunaki - Zecharia Sitchin writes about the Annunaki, who came to Earth eons ago. This video gives some quick background information on the A

I think that many people with rational minds have to admit that whether Zecharia Sitchin's theories are completely true or not, the tablets from Sumeria DO EXIST, and these amazing stories from eons ago, even from before the GREAT FLOOD are most likely base don fact, not myths.

We are learning more every year about Biblical events, and archaeology is proving events to be true and identifying the timelines. Why should these events not also be true, that man was created by beings from another planet, that the GODS OF OLD were in fact peoples from a more advanced civilization, before our time began.

The Annunaki: Creators Of Modern Man (1) - This video helps provide some background on the Annunaki, the Gods Of Old, as described in the books of Zecharia Sitc

The Annunaki: Creators Of Modern Man (2) - This video provides further information on the Annunaki, the Gods Of Old, as described in the books of Zecharia Sitch

Divine Encounters: A Guide to Visions, Angels and Other Emissaries - This book by Zecharia Sitchin describes the various encounters between Man and the Gods thr

Divine Encounters: A Guide to Visions, Angels, and Other Emissaries
Divine Encounters: A Guide to Visions, Angels, and Other Emissaries

This absorbing history of man's encounters with higher beings finds its basis in the interpretations of legends, Bible stories and myths that Zecharia Sitchin re-interprets through his research and theories. The author offers insights into man's early encounters with beings from the Twelfth Planet and their interference in human destiny.


Genesis Revisited - Zecharia Sitchin's re-enterpretation of the Book Of Genesis, the real story behind these earliest events in The Bible.

Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?
Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?

Space travel . . . Genetic engineering . . . Computer science . . . Astounding achievements as new as tomorrow. But stunning recent evidence proves that as these ultramodern advances were known to our forfathers millions of yrsterdays ago . . . as early as 3,000 years before the birth of Christ!


The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God - Here Zecharia Sitchin describes the stories of Enki, one of the original 600 Annunaki

The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God
The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God

In his previous works, Sitchin compiled the complete story of the Anunnaki's impact on human civilization in peacetime and in war from the fragments scattered throughout Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite, Egyptian, Canaanite, and Hebrew sources--the "myths" of all ancient peoples in the old world as well as the new. Missing from these accounts, however, was the perspective of the Anunnaki themselves. What was life like on their own planet? What motives propelled them to settle on Earth-and what drove them from their new home? Convinced of the existence of a now lost book that formed the basis of ancient Sumerian texts holding the answers to these questions, the author began his search for evidence. Through exhaustive research of primary sources, he has here re-created tales as the memoirs of Enki, the leader of these first "astronauts." What takes shape is the story of a world of mounting tensions, deep rivalries, and sophisticated scientific knowledge that is only today being confirmed. An epic tale of gods and men unfolds, challenging every assumption we hold about our creation, our past, and our future.


Interviews With Zecharia Sitchin - Zecharia Sitchin has so much amazing information to impart to us. These interviews are fascinating.

Ancient Astronauts or The Work Of God? - Do Zecharia Sitchin's theories have a lot of credence in your opinion, or are they just a lot of rubbish.

Was the earth and mankind created literally as in the Bible, or is there a lot of man's pre-history that is only now coming to light?

Were the Gods of Old, the Gods of the most ancient civilizations (that we know of) extraterrestrial visitors, or was man's evolution purely of earth?

Do you believe that there is a lot of man's ancient past still to be discovered, do you believe in the posibility that mankind could be descended from ancient astronauts?

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Other Web Sites About Zecharia Sitchin And Ancient Civilizations - There are many web sites that cover the Ancient Astronaut theories of Zecharia Sitchin. This

Below is a list of some of the many web sites covering the life and works of Zecharia Sitchin and covering ancient civilizations.

I have included not only sites that support his theories, but those that do not and attempt to prove that his research is in error.

Fact is, even if not everything in Earth's past is as he describes, there is more and more evidence that much of Zecharia Sitchin's theories may well be true.

Journey To The Distant Past

In Journeys to the Mythical Past the renowned researcher of antiquity Zecharia Sitchin reveals, for the first time, the existence of a secret chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid, and he tells his own story of an indefatigable dedication to finding the truth that almost cost him his life, accidentally or otherwise, when uncovering secrets of the Giza pyramids and Sphinx.

Exposing hidden artifacts that contradict establishment assumptions or that baffle scientists, Sitchin's firsthand accounts of his explorations take the reader into the inner workings of the Vatican, the enigma of a futuristic computer from millennia ago, and the secret handiwork of a Divine Architect at Stonehenge, at Malta, and at a site in the Americas.

Looking deep into antiquity, Sitchin offers astounding evidence that links the Nazca lines and a baffling adjoining site to the Departure from Earth of the Anunnaki, the ancient gods who, he believes, vowed to Return.

Erich Von Daniken - The Man Who Started Us All Thinking - At the time when Zecharia Sitchin was writing his early books and was achieving quiet success, along c

Chariots Of The Gods, which was originally published as a series of articles in a German magazine, and eventually published in 1968 after it achieved a cult following, became an instant best seller. Erich Von Daniken brings together a number of ancient artifacts and anomalies in our history, and attempts to attribute them to aliens.

Although there are many holes in his theories, he started the world thinking about the possibility that our planet was visited by aliens, leaving to an increased publication of other books on Atlantis, The Bermuda Triangle etc, and of course more interest in Zecharia Sitchin works.

The End Of Days - Armageddon And Prophecies Of The Return

Thirty years ago, Zecharia Sitchin began writing the Earth Chronicle series, which posits the theory (supposedly recorded in Sumerian myth) that extraterrestrials, the Annunaki, arrived on Earth eons ago and genetically engineered humans.

Much of this book is taken up with this as a background story, but that doesn't mean newbies can just jump in and fully comprehend everything immediately.

Although Sitchin helpfully highlights key points in boldface, there is a lot of background information which he describes in great detail in his earlier books, that make essential reading if this book is to be fully comprehended.

Readers attempting to deal with hundreds of thousands of years of history, ancient astronauts becoming human gods, and Sitchin's attempt to tie it all into biblical prophecies may wish they were on another planet.

And yet the series has legions of devoted fans who have been waiting to learn if the Annunaki are coming back and, if so, when.

Zecharia Sitchin notes that it's hard to determine where to start the countdown to the end days, which may be tied to the Aununnaki's reappearance. It might come in 2012, you never know.

The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophecies of the Return (Earth Chronicles)
The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophecies of the Return (Earth Chronicles)

This book covers many of the theories about the Gods Of Old, their leaving earth, and promises to return at some future date. It also covers the end of days, the Armageddon, which is a popular (albeit scary) topic as the year 2012 approaches, and with it the end of the world according to the Mayan Calendar.


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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Rogue-Dingo: Very true, it is frustrating that the hard evidence is not presented. I feel that Sitchin makes all the pieces of the puzzle of man's origins fit together very nicely, but it would be better if the tablets that the stories were taken from were referenced correctly. I still feel that much of what he proposes is likely to be correct, but I would like more evidence of this. Maybe others need to follow in his footsteps and prove or disprove things.

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      Rogue-Dingo 4 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Hi, and thanks for getting back to me. Perhaps I should have elaborated a little more in my initial post. I don't necessarily have any major issues with 'all' of Mr Sitchens theories from an overall perspective, just from a scholarly perspective. Indeed, he made some outrageous claims in his books and in his interviews, but unfortunately he never once cited any text sources for these claims - that is the problem as far as I'm concerned. Each and every cuneiform tablet that has been unearthed and translated in Iraq has been meticulously numbered and categorized for current study and future research, yet Mr Sitchen never once cited by number or catalogue reference any of these tablets in any of his translations?? Because he never did this, readers of his books have no choice to but to take what he is saying on face value, and from a scholastic perspective this is just not good enough and Mr Sitchen knew it too, which is why he went to great pains to avoid academic confrontation with his critics. Carl Sagan once said - "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"..Indeed they do! We can postulate ideas and speculate theories, but in the end, without the empirical evidence on the ground to back those claims and theories, then that's all they are and that's all they will remain. My first Lens will be ready in a few days and I invite you to look out for it. I agree, there are many things about Mesopotamian culture and lore that are very mysterious and can be interpreted in many ways and I shall be writing about some of these things in my own work. Once again, I don't discount all of Mr Sitchen's theories altogether, just his means to and end. Whilst I credit him as one whom has contributed significantly to opening the doors to alternative research in this field, he has also hurt us all very badly in the process by making the claims he made without showing the empirical evidence for those claims...RD

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Rogue-Dingo: Thanks for the detailed comment RD. I know that Sitchin's theories are far-fetehed in some ways, but they do in my opinion have many pieces of the puzzle falling into place. Recent discoveries seem to point to ancient peoples knowing more about the world than we have assumed in the past, for example Egyptians voyaging to South America, and I still believe that the worldwide descriptions of super-weapons and flying machines points to higher technologies and more advanced civilizations the further back you go in time. I wish we could find the truth.

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      Rogue-Dingo 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your star and the work you have done in creating this lens. I am new to Squidoo (today actually lol) and I too have a very keen interest in Ancient Mespopotamian history as well as ancient Egyptian culture also. For the record I am not a 'Sitchenite' for a myriad of reasons too long winded to go into on here, but as you are a believer of Mr Sitchen and his works, then I am sure that you probably know the reasons as to why I am not.

      My own indepth research of Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian history has led me to very different conclusions that can be explained purely in terrestrial terms, albeit with a cloak of esotericism both implied and actual. I invite you to view my profile and add me as a contact (if one can do that on here?) and perhaps we can exchange some ideas and theories regarding Ancient Mesopotamian history and lore..Cheers, RD..

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      I really like what you have done with this lens. If you were to ask me, Enki still wields some influence to this day!

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