The Earth Chroniclesseries is based on the premise that mythology is not fanciful but the repository of ancient memories; that the Bible ought to be read literally as a historic/scientific document; and that ancient civilizations--older and greater than assumed--were the product of knowledge brought to Earth by the Anunnaki, ""Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came."" The 12th Planet, the first book of the series, presents ancient evidence for the existence of an additional planet in the Solar System: the home planet of the Anunnaki. In confirmation of this evidence, recent data from unmanned spacecraft has led astronomers to actively search for what is being called ""Planet X."" The subsequent volume, The Stairway to Heaven, traces man's unending search for immortality to a spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula and to the Giza pyramids, which had served as landing beacons for it--refuting the notion that these pyramids were built by human pharaohs. Recently, records by an eye witness to a forgery of an inscription by the pharaoh Khufu inside the Great Pyramid corroborated the book's conclusions. The Wars of Gods and Men, recounting events closer to our times, concludes that the Sinai spaceport was destroyed 4,000 years ago with nuclear weapons. Photographs of Earth from space clearly show evidence of such an explosion. Such gratifying corroboration of audacious conclusions has been even swifter for The Lost Realms. In the relatively short interval between the completion of the manuscript and its publication, archaeologists, linguists, and other scientists have offered a ""coastal theory"" in lieu of the ""frozen trekking"" one to account for man's arrival in the Americas--in ships, as this volume has concluded. These experts have ""suddenly discovered 2,000 years of missing civilization"" in the words of a Yale University scholar--confirming this book's conclusion--and are now linking the beginnings of such civilizations to those of the Old World, as Sumerian texts and biblical verses. For the first time, the entire Earth Chroniclesseries is now available in a hardcover collector's edition.
Zecharia Sitchin was born in Russia and raised 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. He was distinguished by his ability to translate and interpret ancient Sumerian and other ancient texts. A graduate of the University of London, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years before making his home in New York City.
Foreword 1 EI Dorado 2 The Lost Realm of Cain? 3 Realm of the Serpent Gods 4 Skywatchers in the Jungles 5 Strangers from across the Seas 6 Realm of the Golden Wand III 7 The Day the Sun Stood Still 8 The Ways of Heaven 9 Cities Lost and Found 10 "Baalbek of the New World" 11 A Land of Which the Ingots Come 12 Gods of the Golden Tears Sources Index