The case for the Anunnaki needs this kind of posts and approach because what we see most of the time, is a youtube video where Sitchin is misquoted
and the Anunnaki are linked to the Illuminati and other theories without any serious thought.
The main theories about the Anunnaki as beings that brought civilization to the sumerians are from Sitchin and Christian O' Brien. O'Brien in his
books "Genius of the Few" and "The Shining Ones" calls them not the Anunnaki but the Anannage. Also, and most important, O'Brien translated the
Kharsag epic, one that Sitchin did not took into account for his work.
Edmund Marriage, who carries on with the investigations of O'Brien has found a place that could be the garden of Eden in southern Libanon. According
to his reports, there is enough evidence to make the case. He is not the only one that claims to have found the garden of Eden, years before
egyptologist David Rohl did the same.
Sitchin, on the other side, preferred to focus his efforts on unveiling the possible footsteps of the Anunnaki across the different ancient cultures
of the earth. For example, the Pokotia Monolith, the Fuente Magna (both found near Lake Titicaca and Tiahuanaco arqueological site in Perú) along
with the claims of some linguists like Villamil de Rada who links the sumerian language with the aymara language, are enough to support some kind of
contact between the sumerians and the habitants of Tiahuanaco. According to Sitchin, the sumerians arrived to South America guided by the Anunnaki,
who were looking for gold, and Tiahuanaco was a mineral exploitation operation focusing on gold and tin.
Also, Sitchin believes the Anunnaki are extraterrestrials but O'Brien proposes three options for them: extraterrestrials, spirits of nature, or
survivors of an ancient and advanced civilization.
Although there is a lot of historians and linguists that say that the sumerian tablets interpretation of Sitchin is wrong, still, just by looking to
all the connections that Sitchin dares to construct, the case of the Anunnaki deserves a more serious approach.
Thanks for approaching these topics with respect.
edit on 30-5-2012 by alanbrain because: (no reason given)