posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 05:46 PM
reply to post by JTpirate
First, you have to understand that the Mesopotamian peoples classified "planets" differently than us. They could see, and trace only the orbits of
Sol/sun, Luna/moon, Jupiter and Venus in the night sky. Yet they believed all of these were of the same substance. Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter were all
"gods" moving around above the dome that was the sky.
So, if they represent planets then the Sumerians knew of 12 planets in our solar system (including the runaway dot between the King and his
Astrologer-priest). As far as I know our solar system only contains the following planets:
As well as the proto-planet:
And the luminous sphere:
Which the Mesopotamian people considered to be another heavenly sphere. This totals only 10.
Additionally, the Mesopotamian people believed in the planet Nibiru, which was their deity Marduk who hurtled through space to come and annihilate the
goddess Tiamat every time she rose to attack us. This would represent the sphere floating in the middle of nowhere.
Bringing us to a grand-total of 11 "planets".
Finally, some historical evidence suggests that the Mesopotamian people believed our sun was actually a dual-star, meaning a second sun was hiding
behind it. This second sun would equate with 12 "spheres" being present floating around the central "sun" - which the Mesopotamian peoples
believed was their deity Utu.
That is one way to analyze the art. Our sun, surrounded by it's second sun, and 10 other planets, with Nibiru floating ever-closer to us.
The atomic structure theory is also interesting. However, the same problem occurs. What is the "run away electron" representing in the atomic
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