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Hidden History The 12th Planet

Zecharia Sitchin's 'The 12th Planet,' where ancient myths and modern science converge to explore the alien origins of humanity and civilization.

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"The 12th Planet" is a seminal work in the realm of alternative history and ancient astronaut theories, authored by Zecharia Sitchin. Published in 1976, it's the first book in Sitchin's series, "The Earth Chronicles." The book proposes a revolutionary theory about the history of the Earth and humankind, blending ancient mythology, archaeology, and Sumerian texts. Sitchin suggests that the myths from ancient civilizations are not myths at all but records of interactions with an alien race from a planet he calls Nibiru, which he posits as the 12th planet in our solar system.

Sitchin's hypothesis is built around his interpretation of ancient Sumerian texts, which he believed recorded the visitations of these extraterrestrial beings, known as the Anunnaki. He argues that these beings genetically engineered early humans, influencing the development of civilization and contributing to significant historical and technological advances. "The 12th Planet" delves into various ancient artifacts and architectural wonders, like the pyramids of Egypt and the statues of Easter Island, asserting that they bear evidence of this extraterrestrial influence.

While Sitchin's theories have been met with skepticism and criticism from the scientific community, "The 12th Planet" has garnered a significant following and has been influential in shaping the genre of ancient astronaut theories. The book invites readers to explore an alternative view of human history, filled with intriguing possibilities and questions about our origins and the ancient world. It's a must-read for those interested in the mysteries of ancient civilizations and the potential for extraterrestrial contact in our distant past.

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Zecharia Sitchen