Zecharia Sitchin’s Last Wish


Sitchin died hoping the DNA of queen Puabi could prove his theories right.

“Maybe by comparing her genome with ours, we would find out what are those missing genes that they deliberately did not give us. Maybe. I cannot guarantee that, but maybe.”

This is one of the last statements made by Dr. Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), one of the best known researchers of the Sumerian clay tablets. Dr. Sitchin devoted over 30 years of his life to studying these tablets, and developed the theory about the Anunnaki and planet Nibiru. According to this theory, an alien race called the “Anunnaki” arrived to the Earth more than 5000 years ago and created humans through a genetic experiment.

by Alan Brain

In January of 2010, Dr. Zecharia Sitchin requested the Natural History Museum of London that they performed a DNA test to the remains of “Queen Puabi”, a Sumerian ruler who lived more than 4500 years ago. The remains of “Queen Puabi” were found in a grave between 1920 and 1930, in what is now Iraq. Forensic experts at the National History Museum concluded that Puabi was approximately 40 years old when she died, and that she could have been a queen of the first Dynasty of Ur. Dr. Sitchin always maintained that she was more than a queen. He catalogued her as a “Nin”, a Sumerian word that for Dr. Sitchin meant “goddess”. For him, “Queen Puabi” was a demigoddess genetically related to visitors from planet Nibiru who, according to his theory, would have created the human species. This is the reason why he asked for the DNA test.

Aware of the audacity of his ideas, Sitchin stated: “I’m really risking my life’s work on this outcome“.

Nevertheless, Zecharia Sitchin kept his convictions intact. “In field after field, all my conclusions – including some that seemed out of place – are being corroborated“, he said. And, in time, he has been proved right about some of his most controversial arguments on the existence of planet Nibiru. Some astronomers have found that distant planets can have more eccentric and slanted orbits than we imagine. Even the scientific community is talking about a giant planet that hides in the outer limits of our solar system. Thanks to these discoveries, Dr. Sitchin died with the hope that planet Nibiru, birthplace to the Anunnaki, will show his face once again.


Zecharia Sitchin with a copy of the image of the sumerian cylinder seal VA243.

The DNA test performed to the remains of “Queen Puabi” could be the posthumous tribute to Zecharia Sitchin’s work. The Natural History Museum of London, however, still has not granted any authorization for the performance of this test.

Next, we present some excerpts of one of the last interviews given by Zecharia Sitchin to MSNBC.

MSNBC: Studying Puabi’s remains would be important whether or not something extremely peculiar is found. But if something extremely peculiar is not found? If they find that the DNA sequence for these remains is pretty ordinary?

Zecharia Sitchin: Then I will look foolish. I’m really risking my life’s work on this outcome

MSNBC: So you feel as if this is something that would definitely disprove your view of who these Sumerians were?

ZS: Well you can’t really “disprove.” If somebody says “I did not see so-and-so,” it doesn’t disprove. But probably many will say it disproves my whole life’s thesis. I’m willing to risk everything from 40 years of writing and publishing on this. Now whether I could be proven right, I don’t know.

The results may say, we don’t find anything interesting. Maybe a difference here and there, but it looks like our DNA. I’m sure people will then say, ‘OK, Sitchin’s stature has collapsed.’ But listen, I’m 90 years old, so what the heck. This is my final book.

This is really my challenge to the scientific community. … I’m really challenging science to corroborate the bibles. If you want it stated in one sentence, that’s what I’m doing. Science, with its ability to do whole-genome comparisons, now has the unique opportunity to test those ancient bones. Maybe Sitchin is right. I’m not asking them to undertake it to prove me right. But I think maybe if I am right, it opens such vistas of understanding in religion, in history, in genetics, in every field, that it ought to be done.


For Zecharia Sitchin, mythology reflects human recollection of past events.

MSNBC: A lot of people have talked about how you’re a pseudo-historian, or you have an incorrect understanding of how the Sumerian language, how the cuneiform inscriptions should be interpreted. Does this sort of criticism make you rethink some of the things you’ve said?

ZS: Absolutely not. First of all, I think anybody has the right to disagree with me. If I say that this sentence means this and that, you may say, ‘No, it does not say this and that.’

MSNBC: Are there areas where you see that new evidence has come out and the view that you’ve had has changed through the years?

ZS: No, on the contrary. Let me give you an example. The planet Nibiru is listed in countless astronomical texts from Mesopotamia. The question was debated by scholars already in the 19th century, what planet is it? One school said, it’s another name for Mars. And another school said, it’s another name for Jupiter. Each group had their reasons to say it wasn’t Jupiter, or it wasn’t Mars. And I basically agreed with both of them: those who said it could not be Mars and those who said it could not be Jupiter.

So finally I came up with my solution, that it’s one more planet with a great elliptical orbit, etc., etc. So one of the criticisms that came out when “The 12th Planet,” my first book, was published in 1976 was that such an elliptical orbit is not possible, because in time, either the orbit would become more rounded and the planet would orbit closer to the sun, or it would be thrown out of the solar system. But to continue in an elliptical orbit, orbit after orbit after orbit, is not possible.

So now that we know about so-called extrasolar planets, the verdict is that an elliptical orbit is the norm.


Zecharia Sitchin did not believe something was going to happen in 2012: “Don’t link me to 2012. Nothing will happen in 2012”

MSNBC: But I think some people have interpreted those remarks to suggest that a companion star or a dark planet may once again disrupt the solar system as early as 2012.

ZS: Don’t link me to 2012. Nothing will happen in 2012. The last time that Nibiru was in our vicinity was in the 6th century B.C. I provide information about this and sky maps and anything you want in my book “The End of Days.” But don’t link me to 2012.

Another aspect, by the way, is that if you do a search on “Annunaki” you get a million and a half websites. People use my writings and make up their own stories … I’m responsible for what I say, but not for what others say and their interpretations.

In general I think there’s a whole industry that has grown up in the media, mostly in the movies, for creating panic and fear. Who knows? “Something will happen, it’s coming.” I don’t think so.

I think [“gods” visited Earth] because of all the biblical prophecies. They created us, they gave us knowledge, but what they kept from us … I’m trying to find out through the DNA tests. Maybe it has to do with health, immortality, maybe cancer and such. We are their children. So they are not coming back to destroy us. They are not coming back to use us as food. I’m really shocked, shocked by this fearmongering, which is unjustified.

MSNBC: Another thing that people say is that you’re trying to read too much literal, actual history into something that was intended more as a myth.

ZS: Well, if that is the criticism, then it’s true. My answer to that is, so what? I take it literally, and others say I shouldn’t, so … I plead guilty. Now, let me tell you, I think it was November or December of last year, a documentary filmmaker came by with a camera crew, and for three days he really pestered me to the extent that he camped outside my home. I told him, listen, leave me alone. What did he want? He was making a film about the 10 most important people alive today in the world. And I’m one of them, according to him. So I said to him, “Why do you think I’m one of them? Why give me the honor?” He said, “Because you have demythologized mythology. You have done a tremendous thing, You took the mythologies of all the peoples, you showed where they stem from. And you show step by step that this is based on a series of actual events.” So I plead guilty. That’s why mythology is so similar all over the world. Not necessarily detail by detail, name by name, event by event, but basically it reflects human recollection of past events.