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The Lost Realms

(Earth Chronicles #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  721 ratings  ·  24 reviews
In the fourth volume of the intriguing "Earth Chronicles, " Sitchin uncovers the long-hidden secrets of the lost civilizations of the pre-Columbian Americans and offers documentation of the giant gods who spawned the greatness of the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs.
Mass Market Paperback, 298 pages
Published February 1990 by Avon Books (first published 1990)
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Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sitchin’s The Lost Realms, the fourth book in the Revolutionary Earth Chronicle series is another amazing read from the seven book series. Sitchin integrates archaeological, mythological, and textual evidence exposing associations’ between ancient Mesopotamia and prehistoric Mesoamerica- associations’ that reveal the Pyramids and “cities of the gods” in prehistoric Mexico, the Mayan mastery of astronomy, the secrets of the Olmec calendar, and the existence of the hoariest metropolis in the Ameri ...more
Aaron Meyer
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another very interesting book. There is so much to think about after reading this. Even if you disregard the annunaki and just consider the historical and linguistic evidence as well as the mythological tales, the fact is there is definitely something to this and the status quo of the academic world just doesn't want to accept it because it will not fit their preconceived notions of how the world is. How sad. Am definitely looking forward to the next and final volume.
Jun 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-reading for study purpose
Any contact between the “old world” and the “new world” before Columbus—besides the Norse—has been font of speculation writers for decades if not centuries, but what if contact was orchestrated by an otherworldly source? The Lost Realms is the fourth book by Zecharia Sitchin in his The Earth Chronicles as he explores Mesoamerican and South American structures, hieroglyphics, and oral histories in conjunction with the same from Sumer to reveal their connection.

Beginning with the Spanish arrival i
Mark Austin
★ - Most books with this rating I never finish and so don't make this list. This one I probably started speed-reading to get it over with.
★★ - Average. Wasn't terrible, but not a lot to recommend it. Probably skimmed parts of it.
★★★ - Decent. A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like.
★★★★ - Good. This one had parts that inspired me, impressed me, made me laugh out loud, made me think - it got positive reactions and most of the rest of it was pretty decent too.
Denver Michaels
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Sitchin book
Ricardo Warner
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sitchin ingenious connection to the Americas

It is not a stretch in connecting both worlds, especially with so many artifacts and documentary evidence that there was an advanced civilization prior to the great deluge. I really enjoy The Lost Realms and the way Sitchin correlate biblical writings with events recorded in the Old and New World.
Bea Batres
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very interesting, it presents an alternate proposal for the settlement o America and the purpose of the massive Inca ruins.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing how much apparent evidence there is linking ancient humanity to Sumer.
Ashish Jaituni
It is a good book. Much better than I thought it would turn out to be! The facts that the author puts about the historical sites seem correct but I wonder if I can say the same about the interpretation of the facts. This is very the author differs from the professional academicians. If you like Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, John Anthony West and the others, this book is for you!
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read the Sitchin books because of the recommendation of a friend, Brian Miller. Very interesting theories, but other than seeing that they flow well as narrative I can't evaluate them. I couldn't get the whole series at the local library, but the books are rather repetitive.
Tucker Johnson
Awesome insight into Aztec and Mayan culture during the conquistador times. Talks about ancient cities that were not found however they have proof of them existing. Really interesting story about christopher columbus and how much gold that guy took from these cultures during his expeditions.
Title in German:
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Adam Madvibe
book 4....great book....
Pierpaolo Da Fieno
Suggestive and original ideas but they definitely lack proofs.
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truly weird and bizarre but true. Fun stuff. =)
Angus MacHaggis
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting! This one brought me to Fingerprints of the Gods (Graham Hancock). Then back to #5 of this series.
Chr Fle
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It starts in the beginning after the "last end".
Been around along time, "Us Humans"
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Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The pyramids and civilizations in the Americas explained!
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Sitchin was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and was raised in Palestine. He acquired some knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Torah, and the history and archeology of the Near East.

Sitchin graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London, majoring in economic history.

A journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he now lives and writ

Other books in the series

Earth Chronicles (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • The 12th Planet (Earth Chronicles, #1)
  • The Stairway to Heaven (The Earth Chronicles, #2)
  • The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles, #3)
  • Genesis Revisited (Earth Chronicles, #4.5)
  • When Time Began (Earth Chronicles, #5)
  • Divine Encounters (Earth Chronicles #5.5)
  • The Cosmic Code (Earth Chronicles, #6)
  • The Lost Book of Enki (Earth Chronicles #6.25)
  • The Earth Chronicles Expeditions  (Earth Chronicles Expeditions, #1)
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“Before the Incas and the Chimu and the Mochica, a culture named by scholars Chavin flourished in the mountains that lie in northern Peru between the coast and the Amazon basin. One of its first explorers, Julio C. Tello (Chavin and other works) called it "the matrix of Andean civilization." It takes us back to at least 1500 B.C.; and like that of the Olmec civilization in Mexico at the same time,” 0 likes
“The Sumerian pantheon was headed by an "Olympian Circle" of twelve, for each of these supreme gods had to have a celestial counterpart, one of the twelve members of the Solar System. Indeed, the names of the gods and their planets were one and the same (except when a variety of epithets were used to describe the planet or the god's attributes). Heading the pantheon was the ruler of Nibiru, ANU whose name was synonymous with "Heaven," for he resided on Nibiru. His spouse, also a member of the Twelve, was called ANTU. Included in this group were the two principal sons of ANU: E.A ("Whose House Is Water"), Anu's Firstborn but not by Antu; and EN.LIL ("Lord of the Command") who was the Heir Apparent because his mother was Antu, a half sister of Anu. Ea was also called in Sumerian texts EN.KI ("Lord Earth"), for he had led the first mission of the Anunnaki from Nibiru to Earth and established on Earth their first colonies in the E.DIN ("Home of the Righteous Ones")—the biblical Eden. His mission was to obtain gold, for which Earth was a unique source. Not for ornamentation or because of vanity, but as away to save the atmosphere of Nibiru by suspending gold dust in that planet's stratosphere. As recorded in the Sumerian texts (and related by us in The 12th Planet and subsequent books of The Earth Chronicles), Enlil was sent to Earth to take over the command when the initial extraction methods used by Enki proved unsatisfactory. This laid the groundwork for an ongoing feud between the two half brothers and their descendants, a feud that led to Wars of the Gods; it ended with a peace treaty worked out by their sister Ninti (thereafter renamed Ninharsag). The inhabited Earth was divided between the warring clans. The three sons of Enlil—Ninurta, Sin, Adad—together with Sin's twin children, Shamash (the Sun) and Ishtar (Venus), were given the lands of Shem and Japhet, the lands of the Semites and Indo-Europeans: Sin (the Moon) lowland Mesopotamia; Ninurta, ("Enlil's Warrior," Mars) the highlands of Elam and Assyria; Adad ("The Thunderer," Mercury) Asia Minor (the land of the Hittites) and Lebanon. Ishtar was granted dominion as the goddess of the Indus Valley civilization; Shamash was given command of the spaceport in the Sinai peninsula. This division, which did not go uncontested, gave Enki and his sons the lands of Ham—the brown/black people—of Africa: the civilization of the Nile Valley and the gold mines of southern and western Africa—a vital and cherished prize. A great scientist and metallurgist, Enki's Egyptian name was Ptah ("The Developer"; a title that translated into Hephaestus by the Greeks and Vulcan by the Romans). He shared the continent with his sons; among them was the firstborn MAR.DUK ("Son of the Bright Mound") whom the Egyptians called Ra, and NIN.GISH.ZI.DA ("Lord of the Tree of Life") whom the Egyptians called Thoth (Hermes to the Greeks)—a god of secret knowledge including astronomy, mathematics, and the building of pyramids. It was the knowledge imparted by this pantheon, the needs of the gods who had come to Earth, and the leadership of Thoth, that directed the African Olmecs and the bearded Near Easterners to the other side of the world. And having arrived in Mesoamerica on the Gulf coast—just as the Spaniards, aided by the same sea currents, did millennia later—they cut across the Mesoamerican isthmus at its narrowest neck and—just like the Spaniards due to the same geography—sailed down from the Pacific coast of Mesoamerica southward, to the lands of Central America and beyond. For that is where the gold was, in Spanish times and before.” 0 likes
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