Ok guys I didn't forget this topic, its just hard to bare with two jobs in life and the museum is far from my home in Istanbul (it is a very big city
with extraordinary traffic).
Anyway I went to Istanbul Archaeology Museums (There are several in one big region) and I searched all of them, especially Urartu remains and
Toprakkale/Tuspa (B.C.800-500) and couldn't find the 'rocket', so I asked it to information desk (with
open in my iphone), they told me to go to the old
security guy standing there and ask him.
So I went to the old guy, showed the rocket and asked about it. He wasn't surprised at all and said: 'Oh you're asking the rocket, it is not displayed
in the museum for years. It is preserved in a storage at the basement downstairs, many people came here ask about it, sometime they call the museum
and ask about it.' I asked if he saw it himself and he said 'Yes, I saw it and it looks exactly like this (pointing to the photo at Sitchin's
I asked if the museum plans to put that piece on display soon or not, he said: 'I don't think so, at least not in a couple of years. I've been here
for many years, and it is there for more than 5 years. It is really quite an interesting piece.'
So, at least now it is known that the object is real, and looks exactly as its shown at Sitchin's blog (if it is not the real one). The era Sitchin
says and the museum info he gave are correct too. But sadly I couldn't have the chance to see it, yet I think I confirmed its reality.
Not to leave your hands empty. I want to share the most interesting figure that I've seen during my trip at the museum. It is a figure from Assur Era,
no explanation written below this figure and it looks weird compared to other Assyrian sculptures (maybe a child did this I don't know), most Assyrian
sculpture doesn't look like this at all:
Since there was no info written below on that specific item, I took a photo of what is written on the glass case which explains nothing at all but I'm
putting it too;
I think I may seen a sculpture like this in a video with 'ancient aliens' subject, I don't know if its the same figure, but there you go..
Have a nice week all.
edit on 24-1-2012 by organite because: broken link