The 12th Planet

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Harper Collins, 1978 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 436 pages
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Over the years, startling evidence has been unearthed, challenging established notions of the origins of Earth and life on it, and suggests the existence of a superior race of beings who once inhabited our world. The product of thirty years of intensive research, The 12th Planet is the first book in Zecharia Sitchin's prophetic Earth Chronicles series -- a revolutionary body of work that offers indisputable documentary proof of humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. Travellers from the stars, they arrived eons ago, and planted the genetic seed that would ultimately blossom into a remarkable species...called Man.

  

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Review: The 12th Planet (Earth Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Breno - Goodreads

Great book. If you wonder how human being came to exist, this book shed some light on this quest. Read full review

Review: The 12th Planet (Earth Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Jena Mckibbin - Goodreads

I found this book to be very insightful. with that said I don't believe everything suggested in this story, but some of the facts and how Sumerian texts, and the story of Gilgamesh parallel the bible ... Read full review

Contents

The Endless Beginning
1
The Sudden Civilization
12
Gods of Heaven and Earth
52
Land of the Gods
88
People of the Fiery Rockets
128
The Twelfth Planet
173
The Epic of Creation
204
Kingship of Heaven
236
Cities of the Gods
283
Mutiny of the Anunnaki
312
The Creation of Man
336
The End of All Flesh
362
When the Gods Fled from Earth
387
Kingship on Earth
412
Sources
423
Index
428

Landing on Planet Earth
257

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About the author (1978)

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.

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