Wednesday, October 27, 2010

R.I.P. - Zecharia Sitchin

Sitchin with (a copy of) the now-famous 4,500 year old cyclinder
seal #VA/243, depicting our solar system.

The Omni Report is in mourning today after learning of the passing of the iconoclast author, Zecharia Sitchin.

Sitchin launched to fame in the 1970's with his ground-breaking work, The 12th Planet. This led to the Earth Chronicles series - a must read for alternative history fans - such as ourselves.

Compared to Erich Von Daniken as far as subject matter, Sitchin employed his knowledge of ancient languages to redefine ancient Mesopotamian texts and bring forth new translations of the Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian cultures and God pantheons.

His work is seminal, beyond ground-breaking. He will be missed immensely.

Sitchin passed away at age 90 in NYC on October 9th. His family is just releasing the news as they wanted it to remain private.

We are at a total loss for words at his point and will release a posthumous tribute post later in the week.

Official Zeharia Sitchin Website

Wiki Article

Announcement at The Daily Grail

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