The Sumerian civilization is the oldest civilization in the world. The mythology of the Sumerians recorded in cuneiform texts, have been translated, revealing that all the earliest mythologies of the world, including Biblical Genesis, were mythologies of the Sumerians. From the Sumerian Genesis period onto the end of its civilization, its sacred and political texts speak of Eden as the homeland of the Sumerians and of the Sumerian civilization. All Sumer’s kings even onto Babylonian, Mesopotamian and Assyrian times, spoke of themselves as Kings of Edin (Eden).
For 23 years, we have been on the trail of the ancient Sumerian civilization, studying its cuneiform records in translation. The cuneiform texts speak of the latter-day developments in the Middle Eastern Sumerian colonies of Mesopotamia, Assyria, Babylon. But they also speak of a mother-land called Shumer/Sumer, which according to Assyriologists, has never been found. Equally lost is the city of Akkad, homeland of the Akkadians, which was ruled first by Sargon the Great.
PRE-CUNEIFORM SUMERIAN INSCRIPTIONS REVEAL LINKS WITH AFRICA
To get a bearing on the study of this lost Sumerian Mother civilization, we switched to the study of Pre-Cuneiform Sumerian inscriptions, for as we found out, long before the invention of the cuneiform method of writing in the Middle East, Sumerians first wrote on stone and rock, pottery, copper, bronze and iron implements. These were all original Sumerian inventions. Sumerian Kings and Emperors also wrote their official kings-seals on hard wood like ebony. Some of these have been found in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Babylon Mohenjo Daro and Harappan. Our study of the official seals of the kings of Sumer revealed that Sumer was a great world empire and its kings and emperors were Masters of the Seas and oceans. L.A. Waddell in Makers of Civilization in Race and History (London, 1921) noted that after Sumer was destroyed (2,023 B.C.)its civilization continued to thrive in its empires: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Harappan, Mohenjo Daro. Zecharia Sitchen who spent his entire life translating and studying Sumerian cuneiform texts, observed that Sumer taught the world everything they know, and that it was refugees fleeing the destroyed cities of Sumer that seeded the first civilizations in China, India, Assyria, Babylon, Mesopotamia, and that Egypt was a direct offshoot of Sumer.
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