Before the Great Deluge, Eighth Antediluvian Kings ruled for 241,200 years

“After the kingship descended from heaven, the kingship was in Eridug. In Eridug, Alulim became king; he ruled for 28800 years.”

According to the accounts written down on the Sumerian King List, Eight ancient kings ruled over ancient Mesopotamia for a period of 241,200 years, before the Great Flood.

Despite the fact that the Sumerian King list names all rules who reigned over the lands of ancient Mesopotamia. Curiously, some of them are recorded having implausibly lengthy reigns.

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Those are the first 8 rulers who according to the list, ruled for 241,200 years.

According to experts, none of the predynastic antediluvian rulers have so far been verified as historically accurate leaders by archaeological excavations, epigraphical inscriptions or otherwise.

The reign of antediluvian rulers was measured in sars, periods of 3600 years, ners, units of 600, and sosses units of 60.

The Sumerian King List states:

“After the kingship descended from heaven, the kingship was in Eridug. In Eridug, Alulim became king; he ruled for 28800 years.”

Alulim—28,800 years.

The first king to rule was Alulim, who ruled for 8 Sars, meaning a total of 28,800 years. He was the First ruler of Eridu, and the first king of Sumer. It is believed that Enki, the creator God and patron God od Eridu brought civilization to Sumer at this point.

Alalngar—36,000 years.

Alalngar was the second king of Eridu, and the predecessor of Alulim. The Sumerian King list states that he ruled for 36,000 years after which he was succeeded by En-men-lu-ana of Bad-tibira.

“Then Eridug fell and the kingship was taken to Bad-tibira.”

En-men-lu-ana—43,200 years

The next ruler who was king after Eridug fell was En-men-lu-ana who ruled for 43,200 years. According to the Sumerian King List, En-men-lu-ana was the third pre-dynastic ruler of ancient Sumer, and was the ‘longest reigning king’ according to historical accounts written down on the Sumerian King List.

En-men-gal-ana—28,800 years.

According to the Sumerian King List the fourth pre-dynastic ruler of Ancient Sumer was En-men-gal-ana who ruled for 28,800 years. He was succeeded by
Dumuzid, the Shepherd.

Dumuzid, the Shepherd36,000 years.

Dumuzid, commonly referred to as the ‘Shephard’ was the fifth pre-dynastic ruler that, according to the ancient Sumerian King List ruled of Sumer before the Deluge. According to historical accounts, he ruled for 36,000 years. Dumuzid is mentioned sometimes as the Son of Enki.

“Then Bad-tibira fell and the kingship was taken to Larag.”

After the fall of Bad-tibira, the Sumerian King List indicates En-sipad-zid-ana as the next ruler.

En-sipad-zid-ana—28,800 years.

En-sipad-zid-ana is mentioned as the sixth pre-dynastic ruler of ancient Sumer before the Deluge. According to the Sumerian King List, he ruled for 28,800 years.

“Then Larag fell and the kingship was taken to Zimbir.”

En-men-dur-ana—21,000 years.

The following ruler mentioned in the Sumerian King List after the fall of Larag is En-men-dur-ana, who was the seventh pre-dynastic king of Sumer and ruled for a total of 21,000 years.

“Then Zimbir fell and the kingship was taken to Shuruppag.”

After the fall of Zimbir, Ubara-Tutu ruled over ancient Sumer for a period of 18,600 years. Ubara-Tutu was the eighth and final pre-dynastic ruler of ancient Sumer, as noted in the Sumerian King List. Ubara-tutu is believed to have live until the great deluge swept over the land.

The rule of all eight kings totals 241,200 years.

“Then the flood swept over.”

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  1. I find it extremely interesting that all these above statements reflect very much what the wonderful investigator – the late Zecharia Sitchin had disclosed in his series of books. I wonder how long it will take for the populace at large to accept and endorse the information as quite true and therefore change the thinking of the world at large. Yes – I wonder!

    1. It will never be endorsed as “quite true”.


      1. Look, even if we were visited by aliens that were blessed with longevity and they engineered us like in Prometheus, the 241k just makes that case seem quite silly.

        To keep ruling for 100 years would be difficult enough let alone 1000 years and then 20k to 40k thousand years.

        Political, administrative, military, supply issues would arise.

        People want change. 2nd in commands want to be 1st in command. The home planet would want regular changes so as not to lose control etc. If there was no longer a home planet or regular contact, then isolated monarchies/ dictatorships can only last so long.
        Royal siblings and offspring will seek power. There are an infinite number of arguments against the possibility of a rule into the thousands of years.

        Anyway, I have not read Sitchins stuff, nor do I believe anything in the OP but I would be happy for someone to tell me about it as I like a good story.

          1. Thank you Fuzzy.

            When you get down to logistics, it helps place a lot of waffle into the waffle bin. Lol

    2. I’m sorry. The populace at large will never accept that silliness of 241k years.

  2. Isn’t that the subject of the article? The kings list was cuneiform ‘ed into clay… Or would a certificate of authenticity satisfy you as to the veracity of what it contains? Or is it because we can’t comprehend a human to live that long… Is that what’s holding you back?
    As with biblical places, people and myths, which modem archeology is discovering and corroborating all the time, someday too the kings list will be shown to be accurate or false. Until then, someone wrote it down for future generations. I’m glad for that at least!
    Why “poo poo” from cynics all the time? I don’t get it.

    1. Hey mate. I wonder if the values of the measurements- Sars and sosses etc, have been misinterpreted ?

      1. That’s a perfectly sane question, but I would expect that enough time, research and analyzing cuneiform have passed since its interpretational breakthrough that there is no mistake.
        But then that would mean I’m putting my trust into archeologists and scientists and sometimes that’s not prudent…

        1. Through my hungover haze, I would feature that if I could. But I can’t here. So back to my hungover haze.

  3. there’s a lot to know about our past … they are now becoming available online…so many of it overwhelms our ordinary minds.

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