Ancient texts reveal: Earth was ruled for 241,000 years by 8 kings who came from heaven


Uncovered throughout the years by scholars in numerous regions in ancient Mesopotamia, the copies of what is believed to be a single manuscript –referred to as the Sumerian King List—  details how in the distant past, our planet was ruled by eight mysterious kings for a staggering period of 241,000 years. The list even states that these rulers ‘descended from the heaven’.

The Sumerian King list tells an amazing story which many find hard to believe.

referred to as the Sumerian King List—  this ancient manuscript details how in the distant past, our planet was ruled by eight mysterious kings for a staggering period of 241,000 years.

“…After the kingship descended from heaven, the kingship was in Eridug. In Eridug, Alulim became king; he ruled for 28800 years. Alaljar ruled for 36000 years. 2 kings; they ruled for 64800 years…”

“…In 5 cities 8 kings; they ruled for 241,200 years. Then the flood swept over…” that is written on the first part of the Sumerian King List.


But, how is it possible that eight kings ruled over Earth for 241,000 years?

Experts believe the answer is simple: the list blends prehistorical and ‘mythological dynastic rulers,’ who enjoyed implausible lengthy reigns with more plausibly historical dynasties. In other words, scholars are telling us that some things written in the Sumerian king list are correct, while others –like the implausibly lengthy reigns— just can’t be.

Furthermore, not only does the Sumerian King List tell us for how long these kings ruled on Earth, it specifically says that these eight kings ‘descended from heaven’, after which they ruled for an astonishingly long period.

Interestingly, the list further details how these eight kings met their end during the Great Flood that swept across the Earth.

The list also details what occurred after the flood, as t clearly states written that ‘another kingship was lowered from heaven,’ and these mystery Kings once again ruled over man.

But is the Sumerian King list a mixture of historically verifiable kings and mythological beings? Or is it possible that scholars have merely categorized some of the rulers as mythological, due to their peculiar characteristics?

For decades people believed that the story detailed in the Sumerian King List –the incredibly long-lived kings, their demise during the Great Flood, and their replacement from new kings who came from above were simply another set of mythological accounts. However, there are many authors and researchers who disagree, suggesting that which is on the Sumerian King list may not be mythology at all, and point to the fact that scholars today partially recognize some of the kings detailed on the list.

The fact that the Sumerian King list mentions eight kings, their names, and lengthy reigns, as well as their origin–kingship was lowered from heaven— has given thought to ‘what if’ that what is written in the Sumerian king list are actual historical references?

What if, thousands of years ago, before modern history, our planet was ruled by eight otherworldly kings who came to Earth from a distant place n the universe, and ruled over Earth for a period 241,000 years, only to return to the heavens?

What if the accounts detailed in the Ancient Sumerian king list are one hundred percent accurate and that unlike mainstream scholars suggest— these impassable lengthy reigns were a possibility, at a time when civilization, society and our planet where much different then today?

Do these ancient texts prove Earth was ruled by Ancient Astronauts for 241,000 years? Or — as scholars ssugest—  is the Sumerian king list a mixture of historical records and mythology? It is noteworthy to mention that the earliest listed ruler whose historicity has been archaeologically verified is Enmebaragesi of Kish, ca. 2600 BC.

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  1. Of course it is a real question BUT, NOT impossible! The universe is a large place, who knows who is out there…Anything is possible ……

  2. Another plausible explanation is that they are reviewing a work of fiction not unlike a story written by Tolkien.

      1. It has been established quite a number of years that their are many stories in the bible that are based off these texts.

  3. Indeed. The Annunaki. Also heavily influenced the bible later. And pretty much all other “religion” that was made up by the primitive people after the “gods” where no longer physically there. So they turned the stories into supernatular and spiritual ones.

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