- Title: The 12th Planet
- Author: Zecharia Sitchin
- Publication: Inner Traditions-Bear & Company (May 1, 1991) *first published in 1976*
- Pages: 384
- Series: The Earth Chronicles Series
- Genre: Ancient alien theories
- Format: Hardcover
- Source: Library
- Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The 12th Planet is one of those books that make you wonder if our myths are actually truths long forgotten and we simply call them “myths” because we have no efficient evidence to back them up. Zecharia Sitchin has studied ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets for around thirty years before he has compiled his studies into the Earth Chronicle series. In The 12th Planet, he narrates how human civilization as we know it was created by an ancient alien race from a planet outside of our familiar solar system. These aliens, the “anunnaki”, have come to earth and created humans in order to mine a natural resource: gold. The annunaki needed gold to restore the failing atmosphere of their home planet Nibiru. Yep, this all coming from ancient clay tablets!
Even though I am still a bit skeptical about Sitchin’s studies, I have to admit he has done his research. I felt like I was in a classroom lecture as I was reading his book. If you’re not familiar with Sumerian mythology, this book will help you out. Sitchin doesn’t skip out on details about them. Learning about Sitchin from reading this book, he’s the kind of man who believes humans were taught by somebody not of this world in order for advanced civilizations to be developed. Humans call them “gods” but simply they may be aliens.
I’m looking forward to reading more of his works.
Have you read any of Zecharia Sitchin’s books?
Where do you think we come from?
You think aliens have made us and their DNA still remains in us?