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El Duodecimo Planeta (Earth Chronicles #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  3,330 Ratings  ·  257 Reviews
Tejiendo el relato de los orígenes de la humanidad a través de la arqueología, la mitología y los textos antiguos, este libro nos ofrece pruebas de la implicación extraterrestre en la historia de nuestro planeta. Concentrándose principalmente en la antigua Sumeria, nos propone, con absoluta precisión, una historia completa del sistema solar tal como la contarían los visita ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published April 2004 by Obelisco (first published 1976)
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Whitney
A friend recommended Sitchin to me, and at first I sort of laughed because of how the media portrays people who believe in aliens and because science-fiction makes them into gray creatures with big eyes that probe humans.
Also, the fact that I saw his name next to David Icke's a lot...

To fully enjoy this book, you have to shake off all stereotypes and just absorb the words on the page, and if you're able to do that, there is no reason you shouldn't enjoy what you're reading.
I thought this book w
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Sheila
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with an open mind
I thought this one was great! At first I thought maybe the author was a bit off, with his extra planet theroy. But I was amazed at what I learned from this one. Mostly about how the Bible stories are in fact true, but based on MUCH older stories from an ancient Sumerian civilization. It is astonishing just how much these ancients recorded and how much they knew. How advanced they were! Where did all the intelligence go that those who came before us had? Hummmm makes a person wonder!
Rinda Rinda
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's difficult for me to believe many of the theories laid out in this book as pure fact or non-fiction when the author doesn't site his sources on the ready as I'm reading. If the author claims something seemingly outrageous as fact, then I'd like to be able to see a footnote and double check that statement easily. Also, I'd like to be able to know where all the drawings of clay tablets included throughout the book are located, and how I can see for myself that it is real and true. I understand ...more
Omid Mankoo
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zachariah Sitchins books are detailed with actual translations of Ancient Cuniform (clay tablet) writings. They are Sumerian Writings , the language which brought about Aramaic, which in turn brought about Hebrew and Arabic. He is an Archeologist, and ancient script interpreter/translator. He delves into ancient texts, and clay tablet writtings, religious scriptures, artifacts, and drawings & visits museums, and sights of actual historical significance mentioned in various world scriptures, ...more
Eli Shayotovich
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I attended Christian Jr/Sr. high schools and studied the Bible extensively every day throughout those years. When I went to college I minored (more or less) in religious studies. I'm also a massive lover of history. In order to be able to learn you have to ALWAYS remain open minded. Granted, the theories and concepts brought forth by Sitchin, while at times seem outlandish on the surface, are no more so then believing in a one, true almighty being who made man from clay and woman from a rib, has ...more
David Broome
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While many people look at Zecharia Sitchin as a kook who used questionable anthropology and archaeology as a way to sell "alien astronauts" as the basis of sentient life on earth, I find his works to be passionate and well informed studies of Sumerian lore. Even if you discount entirely the concept of the Annunaki as aliens, this series is still a masterful work of bringing some of the most ancient tales to modern man.
Owlseyes
"The Gods of Heaven and Earth of the ancient Near East not only originated in the heavens but could also return to the Heavenly Abode".

"A study by Gustav Guterbock (Die Historische Tradition und Ihre Literarische Gestaltung bei Babylonier and Hethiten) ascertained that these were the "bird-men" depicted as the "Eagles" that we have already shown. The texts that spoke of their feats said of one that he "brought down Inanna from Heaven, to the E-Anna temple made her descend." This and other refer
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John
May 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The opening book of the epic Earth Chronicles lays out some serious cosmogony of our solar system, based on Sumerian texts and interesting conjecture.

Look people, its not science. And its not "bullshit," there are books that lie in between that spectrum and this is one of them. You can categorically disagree with everything Sitchin comes up with, but he really is not a loon, or crazy, and he is especially not a bad scholar.

Read the books for fun, pause and reflect on how odd and meaningless a lo
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K.D. Absolutely
May 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: Robertson Poblete
I have a hard time how to categorize this book: fiction or non-fiction?

It is definitely an interesting read. Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) spent most of his life understanding the Sumerian language and interpreting the cuneiform. His hypothesis is that men were created from the image and likeness of alien visitors some 400,000 years ago from the planet called Nibiru that is near Neptune and revolves our orbit in a strange slit-like fashion so astronomers have been missing it. So, if you are a rel
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Kathy Davie
Sep 20, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Shelves: parallel-worlds
This was terrible. It starts off well enough---think Eric von Daniken's Chariot of the Gods. Makes you think. And then Stitchin takes off on hugely conflicting tangents. On the one hand, he claims that the 12th planet took x thousands of years to orbit through the solar system compared to one year for Earth and that's why so much could be accomplished on Earth with, as the Bible claims, people living or ruling for thousands of years. Then he goes on to claim that the Earth itself was created whe ...more
Debasish Das
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having already read Graham hancock’s ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ and ‘Underworld’; Christopher Dunn’s ‘The Giza Power Plant’, Elisabeth Haich’s ‘Initiation’ , this was book was in my reading bucket list for too long.


Though a bit dated, 12th Planet by Zecharia Sitchin, translated now into more than 25 languages, manages to sit us on the front row to raise the curtain over the celestial epic of creation and mankind’s history. Dismissed by some as mere science fiction, but revered by many, Sitchin w
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Brandon Kessler
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
The 12th Planet is book 1 of the Earth Chronicles series, and is on part astronomic theory, one part anthropology, one part linguistics, and one part fiction. Sitchin does an excellent job of putting forth his theory of where man originated, using the Old Testament, Ancient Akkadian, Mesopotamian, and Summerian Texts as his initial building blocks.

The first half of the book will draw those interested in early civilizations and languages, as well as theologists, deeply into the book. Everyone e
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Trey Nowell
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book by Zecharia Sitchin was a very lengthy and enjoyable read, especially towards the final 100 pages. This book is definitely for an open-minded type person that is knowledgeable in quite a few areas. The ideas and suggestions about aliens generally gets a lot of people worked up about how plausible or unbelievable they are, however Sitchin incorporates science, archaeology, the Bible, Sumerian creation stories, etc. into a beautifully woven understanding. When looking at stories of Noah, ...more
dragonhelmuk

I found this book quite boring, even compared to von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods. The introduction went on for a looong time, although I suppose that was a necessity. I knew hardly anything about the fertile crescent and its civilisations (sumer, arcadia, etc) before reading, and I consider myself quite well read in stuff like that. It’s quite indicative of the author that the introduction, despite its length was actually more fun than the literature-analysis proper. Basically I found most of
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Steve Cran
Sumeria is the father off all our civilization. Mankinds alphabet, vocabulary, legends and science. The Sumerians also had vwery advanced knowledge of astronomy. They were a civilized high point amongst a time of very primitive people. Too advanced to be explained away by such a term as evolution or natural growth. Te author uses Sumerian legend and the bible to figure it all out, in those works lies the key. The twelve Gods are present in Sumerian,Mesopatamian, Greek and Roman Lore.

Who were the
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Matt
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting book. The author takes all the relics- all the antiquities of history- all the religious texts- all the mythologies from Rome, Greece, Israel, India and Sumer.... and weaves them into an incredible tale about how earthlings came to be on the planet.

Some points are interesting- some points are plausible- and some points leave you scratching you head saying... huh... you've got to be kidding me.

I was about to put it down several times but kept with it through the end. The author ha
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John Herceg
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book in Zecharia Sitchin's, the Earth Chronicles, remains as controversial today as in the year 1972 of its release. The author's fascinating claims of ancient astronaut visits to Earth, a twelfth planet in our solar system and the origin of the human species are incredible but supported by ancient texts discovered in Mesopotamia dating to circa 4000 BCE. Intertwining these ancient clay tablets, of which Sitchin could proudly claim the largest private collection thereof, with Biblical ...more
Little Miss Esoteric
The world mythology aspects to this book were great, and in itself make this worth reading. I suppose the scenario is plausible, although I have misgivings about certain aspects, including the technology, and the possible cause of the Deluge. All in all this was a fun book to read, but if Sitchin was correct, it would only mean that the bible, and all the world mythologies and gods and goddesses, were not really divinely inspired after all, nor were these beings ever well intended in regards to ...more
JOSEPH OLIVER
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
I don't have much of an interest in this topic really having found over the years that these theories tend to fizzle out and developments in other disciplines such as archaeology, linguistics, physics etc tend to render these ideas obsolete so anyone would be foolish to nail their colours to the mast on the basis of `evidence' presented in this book. There's no denying that there are significant gaps in the theories forwarded by evolutionists and geneticists in trying to account for man's rather ...more
Marilyn Hudson
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the problems of most historic disciplines has been tunnel vision. A microscopic focus on one particular area, region, problem and no grand horizon or synthesis of other disciplines or knowledge. It is akin to focusing on one small tree, without taking into consideration the forest in which it sits, the region in which the forest hides, or the circumstances that first caused the seeds from a distant forest to be replicated in that region...

In some instances, the search for knowledge has al
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Nihan
Dec 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"ilim çin'de de olsa alınız" hadisi ve düsturuyla başladıgım bu kitapta beni şaşırtıp hayrete düşüren ifadeler oldugu gibi;
bazen de bu kadar da olmaz dedigim ve
yanlı bir tutumla kaleme alınmış ifadeler gördügüm ama yine de çok şeyler ögrendigim,
diger ciltlerini de okumak istedigim bir kitaptı benim için..
okurken de söyledigim gibi
bu yazar domuz gibi biliyor Kuran'ın degişmez hakiki bir kitap oldugunu
ve içindekileri belki de benden daha çok okuyup bellemiştir;
lakin sırf inancından ötürü sadece te
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Umut
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
12. Gezegen, çoktan beri merak ettiğim, gökten gelen tanrılar, düşen melekler ve dünya üzerinde aklımın almadığı bazı şeyleri biraz daha anlaşılır kılmak üzere Mehmet Mollaosmanoğlu tarafından tavsiye edildi. Yıllar önce okuduğum ve hayran kaldığım Tanrıların Arabaları kitabının ardından ufkum iyice açıldı.

Kitap dünyamızın çok ama çok uzun zaman önce Nefilimler adı verilen bir ırk tarafından sömürge gezegen olarak seçildiğini, uzun süre dünyamızda faaliyet gösterdikten sonra, ağır işlerde kullan
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Dhiraj Sharma
This book propagates the belief that life on earth originated from extraterrestrials who visited earth around 4000 BC in their fiery rockets (read spaceships).

The author explains in detail about ancient life in Sumer (considered to be the cradle of civilization) based on archeological finds and clay tablets.

The extraterrestrials called Nefilm are supposed to have descended to earth from the 12th Planet (orbiting the Sun) and taught laws, rules, and ways of life to earth’s inhabitants. These extr
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Samantha
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sono sempre più, ormai, gli studiosi e gli scienziati che sostengono la teoria degli antichi astronauti convalidando, almeno in parte, le ipotesi di Sitchin.
Dalle tavole Sumere fino ai reperti archeologici, dagli antichi testi (Sacra Bibbia, compresa)... un viaggio verso il nostro passato che potrebbe essere stato "alternativo" a quello che ci hanno raccontato.
Non ho iniziato queste letture per smentirlo o credergli ciecamente, ma per ascoltare un nuovo e diverso punto di vista. E l'ho trovato
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Annie
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading the book and I find it quite fascinating.
It would be a wonderful dream to go back to the past and really see the past. I have so many questions and wouldn't it be wonderful to travel to the past and go to the future to see if it really happen again?

It is definitely interesting...if adam and eve was created. How do the other ethnicity occur??
I truly believe the past is more advance in some area of the fields compare to this generation.

There are some parts in the books that f
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Donna
Jun 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing book. I've had to go back and re-read and read again so many parts of just this first book.
The author has certainly done his homework and made an incredibly strong case for his ideas. The really remarkable theories supported by so many correlations between ancient texts, biblical writings and what we know to be scientific fact really create a place in a thinking person's mind to embrace a concept that otherwise would sound like purely science fiction.
I'd recommend this book to
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Cecil Williams
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have never read this book, go for it. It is a very interesting read if you like history and ancient myths and legends. You will question what you have believed all your life and will search out the authors other books. I could not get enough. The more I read the more I had to know. Your mind will adsorb this like a sponge and you will contemplate everything you thought you knew about life on earth.
Neida
For such a short book, this is a powerhouse about the history of ancient Sumeria. The hypothesis put forward by Sitchin is extremely plausible and makes a whole lot of sense to me. I'm hooked on the subject and I see myself going through a stage where my reading materials are going to be on this subject. This is a good introduction to the ancient astronaut theory and Sitchin's work is referenced quite a lot in the recent History Channel's excellent series "Ancient Aliens".
Erik Graff
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Erik by: John Rhodes
Shelves: religion
I read this on the recommendation of a friend, who, to his credit, later gave me a standard history of Sumerian civilization by means of which I was able to better evaluate some of Sitchin's outrageous claims.
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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
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