The Sumerians

Many ancient art forms including drawings, wall paintings etc. depict beings that came from the skies. These beings tend to be, on the whole, humanoid in appearance and sometimes arrive in strange devices not dissimilar to modern aircraft or space rockets. The Sumerians were an ancient civilisation that, according to their written and graphical records, had "in depth knowledge " and understanding far beyond that which would have been expected, bearing in mind Sumerian society was in existence some 5,500 years ago.
The Sumerian civilisation inhabited what is now known as Iraq and it seems evident that they had detailed knowledge of architecture, buildings, law, astronomy and many other subjects - some suspect that the Sumerians were responsible for laying the foundations of modern society. There is also evidence that the Sumerians possibly had knowledge of DNA and other extremely advanced scientific concepts.
According to Sumerian "records", some of which have survived in the form of "tablets", their knowledge of Astronomy in particular was astounding. For instance, it seems clear that they were aware of the fact that the Earth, along with the other planets, orbited the Sun some 5000 years or so and Copernicus came to the same conclusion. 

The "fly-by" mission of the Voyager Probe [left] confirmed their descriptions of the planets Uranus and Neptune in 1986. There is also evidence that the Sumerians believed in the existence of an "extra" planet, [Nibiru] which circled the Sun, but with an orbit, which takes about 3,600 years to complete. According to ancient Sumerian text, the Sumerians claimed that all of their knowledge came from the Anunnaki.  The term Anunnaki literally means' Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came' And it has been suggested that these space beings [Anunnaki]  in fact came from 'Nibiru', meaning 'Planet of the Crossing '. Nibiru this "extra" planet is now described by some as "Planet X". 
The concept being that the orbit of Planet X brings it, on rare occasions, close enough to the Earth making it comparatively easy for an advanced life form to visit this world. Hence, the beings " Who from Heaven to Earth Came" visited the Sumerians and and provided advanced knowledge. But, some would have it, that is not all the space beings did - it has also been alleged that they "inter-bred" with human beings, hence the alleged knowledge of the Sumerians regarding DNA and Genetics. It has been alleged, based on calculations regarding its 3,600-year orbit of the Sun, Planet X will soon be coming perilously close to the planet Earth. 

More signs that solar system has tenth planet 12 December 2002

The solar system may have a tenth planet lurking beyond the orbit of Pluto, calculations by astronomers in Britain and Argentina indicate. "Planet X" could lie 60 times further from the Sun than the Earth, roughly 600 million miles out. But nobody would have spotted it directly because, if it exists, it orbits in a direction that astronomers rarely study.
The new planet, thought to be the same size as Earth, would lie on the inside edge of the Kuiper Belt, a distant region of the solar system principally composed of small pieces of rock and interstellar leftovers from the creation of the solar system. Yet it could have the seeds of life, because astronomers have detected ice and complex molecules on the surface of some of the rocks there.
One of the scientists who developed the idea, Dr Mario Melita, of the astronomy unit at Queen Mary, University of London, said yesterday: "The Belt has a sharp edge to it, which isn't well understood. But people have noticed gaps in planetary rings and when they've looked there, they've found orbiting moons that have swept up the matter by their gravity."
Dr Melita, and Dr Adrian Brunini, of the University of La Plata in Argentina, suggested the sharp edge of the Kuiper Belt was caused by a similar sweeping, and that had, over time, created a planet-sized object, whose orbit of the sun would be almost circular, but angled by 20 degrees to that of the inner planets.
"We could observe it with telescopes, but there's a lot of space to cover," Dr Melita said. "And we don't normally look in that direction relative to Earth." The idea has had qualified approval from other astronomers. "There's something funny going on out there [in the Kuiper Belt]," Marc Bule of the prestigious Lowell Observatory in Arizona told New Scientist magazine. Alan Stern of the Southwestern Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said the area was "a region of planetary formation, with 100,000 objects that are 'miniature planets'."
Modern astronomers reckon that Pluto, discovered in 1930, actually originated in the Belt. Its orbit sometimes passes within that of Neptune, the next most outlying planet. In October, a team at the California Institute of Technology discovered a Kuiper Belt object half the size of Pluto, which they named Quaoar.
Dr Stern told New Scientist the discovery was probably only the first of many. "There are more likely 900 planets in the solar system than nine," he said. "And all but eight are in the Kuiper Belt."
But the existence of a planet is not yet confirmed. Other hypotheses could explain the Belt's shape, Dr Melita said, such as a small star about one-tenth as large as the Sun, passing near when the solar system formed about six billion years ago. "That could have created something like this," he said. Jason Martell

Sumerian carving - a DNA Spiral?

Modern "coil" depiction of a DNA spiral


Text from a Sumerian table

Sumerian tablet - notice the stars circle the Sun

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