(Texts: All Artefacts, Color Coding, & Writings in Bold Type With Italics Inside Parenthesis, are Added by Editor R. Brown, not the Authors, Translators, or Publishers!)
(gods in blue …mixed-breed demigods in teal)
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…… sets up ……. ‘I will …… the perishing of my mankind; for Nintud (Ninhursag),
I will stop the annihilation of my creatures, and I will return the people from their dwelling grounds.
Let them build many cities so that I can refresh myself in their shade.
Let them lay the bricks of many cities in pure places,
let them establish places of divination in pure places, and when the fire-quenching …… is arranged,
the divine rites and exalted powers are perfected and the earth is irrigated, I will establish well-being there.”
After An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursaja (Ninhursag) had fashioned the black-headed people,
they also made animals multiply everywhere, and made herds of four-legged animals exist on the plains, as is befitting.
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“I will oversee their labor.
Let &X;&X; the builder of the Land, dig a solid foundation.”
After the …… of kingship had descended from heaven,
after the exalted crown and throne of kingship had descended from heaven,
the divine rites and the exalted powers were perfected, the bricks of the cities were laid in holy places,
their names were announced and the …… were distributed.
The first of the cities, Eridug (Eridu), was given to Nudimmud (Enki) the leader.
The second, Bad-tibira, was given to the Mistress (Ningal)
The third, Larag (Larak), was given to Pabilsaj (Ninurta).
The fourth, Zimbir (Sippar), was given to hero Utu (Shamash).
The fifth, Curupppag (Shuruppak), was given to Sud (Ninlil).
And after the name of these cities had been announced and the ……had been distributed, the river ……,
…… was watered, and with the cleansing of the small canals …… were established.
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(ancient Mesopotamian artefacts are being shamefully destroyed by Radical Islam, viciously attempting to hide our very 1st recorded & forgotten history, involving giant aliens taken by earthlings for gods)
……seat in heaven.
So he made …….
Then Nintud …….
Holy Inanna made a lament for its people.
Enki took counsel with himself.
An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursaja (Ninhursag) made all the gods of heaven and earth take an oath by invoking An and Enlil.
In those days Zi-ud-sura (Noah) the king, the gudu priest, …….
He fashioned …….
The humble, committed, reverent …….
Day by day, standing constantly at …….
Something that was not a dream appeared, conversation ……,
…… taking an oath by invoking heaven and earth (to keep quiet & let all earthlings drown).
In the Ki-ur, the gods …… a wall.
(Enki warns his mixed-breed son-king Noah of coming flood, Noah overhearing him speak through a reed wall)
Zi-ud-sura (Noah), standing at its side, heard: “Side-wall standing at my left side, …….
Side-wall, I will speak words to you; take heed of my words, pay attention to my instructions.
A flood will sweep over the …… in all the …….
A decision that the seed of mankind is to be destroyed has been made.
The verdict, the word of the divine assembly, cannot be revoked.
The order announced by An and Enlil cannot be overturned.
Their kingship, their term has been cut off; their heart should be rested about this.
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All the windstorms and gales arose together, and the flood swept over the …….
After the flood had swept over the land, and waves and windstorms had rocked the huge boat
for seven days and seven nights, Utu the sun-god came out, illuminating heaven and earth.
Zi-ud-sura could drill an opening in the huge boat and hero Utu entered the huge boat with his rays.
Zi-ud-sura the king prostrated himself before Utu.
The king sacrificed oxen and offered innumerable sheep.
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“They have made you swear by heaven and earth, …….
An and Enlil have made you swear by heaven and earth, …….”
More and more animals disembarked onto the earth.
Zi-ud-sura the king prostrated himself before An and Enlil.
An and Enlil treated Zi-ud-sura kindly ……,
they granted him life like a god, they brought down to him eternal life.
At that time, because of preserving the animals and the seed of mankind,
they settled Zi-ud-sura the king in an overseas country, in the land Dilmun, where the sun rises.
(the pristine lands of Dilmun were given to Ninsikila by her father Enki, who brought to the virgin lands sweet water to drink)
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MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 19th-18th c. BC, 1/4 tablet, 6,4×5,5×2,3 cm, ca. 35 lines in cuneiform script.
Mankind’s oldest reference to the Deluge, together with 1/3 tablet in Philadelphia, the only other tablet bearing this story in Sumerian. The tablets share several lines from the beginning of the Flood story, but the present tablet also offers new lines and textual variants. Ziusudra, the Sumerian Noah, is here described as ‘the priest of Enki‘, which is new information.
The Sumerian Flood story is one of the 6 forerunners to the Old Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic, the source for the Old Babylonian myth Atra-Hasis, and for the Biblical account of the Flood (Genesis 6:5-9:29), written down several hundred years later.
According to British Museum, their Neo Babylonian tablet with the Flood story as a part of Gilgamesh, is perhaps the most famous tablet in the world. The present tablet is over 1000 years older.