Origins of World Civilization and the Sumerians

Origins of World Civilization and the SumeriansIn the 50s of the 20th century, it has been widely considered that the very first civilization emerged around 5,000 years ago, and its creators had been the Sumerians. During the last decades, historians have addressed volcanologists to estimate the age of the lava which had flooded one of the American temples. According to the experts, the evaluated age of the lava is 8,000 years!

However, official historiography continued to assert that prior to the 4th millennium BC, the human communities had been very primitive.

But today, with the discovery of the at least 11,500 years old Armenian Portasar (more known under its Turkish name, Göbekli Tepe) undeniably testifying to the builders’ cultural and scientific development, some began to speak about a 12-thousand years old civilization.

The increasing number of the achievements of science continues to correct historiography, which has been mainly developing under the strong influence of politics. After all, isn’t the prevention of attribution of Portasar to Armenians a political decision?

Along with the Turks, some “historiographers” do anything possible to avoid mentioning Armenians as the members of ancient highly-developed cultures. Instead, they try to put false terms like “culture of eastern Anatolia” or “Turkish Stonehenge” into circulation.

True historiography is able to properly uncover the truth thanks to the achievements of genetics, linguistics, and a number of other sciences. For instance, it is now proven that the first successor language of the Proto-Indo-European language is about 9,800 years old.

Some scholars estimate the age of the Armenian language to be around 8,000 years. However, foreign scientists frequently consider the 5th-century Classical Armenian as the very first form of the language.

In one of his lectures, “Sumerian Ideograms Speak Armenian”, Armen Davtyan proved that a variety of Sumerian inscriptions and petroglyphs are written in Armenian. This also applies to cave paintings discovered in Armenia.

8,000 years ago, the water level in the Persian Gulf was considerably higher, meaning that the whole territory of Sumer was underwater at the time. After the water level had declined, a high civilization with developed astronomy and a completely new writing system was established here. Research demonstrated that Sumer has been populated by people whose skulls resembled the ones of Armenoids and who had come from the north. Besides, their main temple was dedicated to a deity named Hay (the endonym of Armenians).

Because Sumerians have been building their temples in a form of a mount, it is theorized that they had come from mountainy areas where they had probably worshipped mountains and their peaks. In fact, Sumerian monuments testify to it. Interestingly, mountain peaks have been sacred in Armenia as well and were a frequent place for sacrifice. Armen Davtyan mentioned a legend, in which one mountain curses another to never hold sacrificial rituals.

Modern scientists do not accept the idea of the Armenian origins of the Sumerians. Armen Davtyan told about archaeological excavations with the participation of French experts in Goris, Armenia. The expeditionary group discovered Sumerian pottery. Initially, the French were assured that the pottery had been brought here by ancient traders. However, analysis of the artifacts then demonstrated that the pottery had been made from local clay during the times when Sumer had still been underwater.

As for Sumerian ideograms and Hittite inscriptions, they are not just merely being read in Armenian. The information in them is being proven correct by modern excavations in Armenia.

Davtyan also demonstrated that before receiving their final schematic form in the alphabet, Sumerian ideograms had been depicted on rocks in Armenia. For example, one of the petroglyphs depicts a large horned animal, either a bull or a calf. The symbol for the animal used in astronomy then became similar to one of the Armenian letters.

According to Davtyan, this ideogram is transcribed in the Sumerian-Armenian vocabulary as either “tapar” or “tabar”. Two encircled heads of the animals symbolized a group of animals, herds, the transcription for the ideogram being “nahiru”. Armenian word “nakhir” means “herd”! Davtyan noted that there are around 680 other corresponding ideograms, making the connection between the languages more than just a coincidence.

The fact that 11 of the 14 chapters of Zend Avesta can be read in Armenian is also noteworthy. For example, a chapter calling people to not resort to weapons is named “Andarz i danag mard”, which could be translated from Armenian as “irreversible (incorrigible) is a man with a knife”.

Aleksandr Varpetyan thinks that foreign scientists need to master Armenian to make their jobs much easier. Now, they just search within the boundaries of the languages they know without thinking that the answer may be somewhere else.

The fact of the cave paintings in Armenia being the prototypes of cuneiform symbols is confirmed by modern discoveries, even though the excavations are being mainly conducted within Armenia and Artsakh, only a small portion of historical Armenia.  As for the rest of Armenia, the Turks decided to appropriate not only Armenian lands but also the Armenian heritage. And as time goes on, they become more entangled in their lie.

A plethora of artifacts and recent scientific discoveries clearly indicate that the first world civilization has been established in the mounts of Armenia, from where it then spread all over the world.

An ancient oriental saying states – it ends where it began. It could be interpreted this way – human civilization emerged in the Armenian Highlands and will end as soon as the last trace of the idea of sacred homeland and God-given laws disappears. Then, “good life” and pleasures will become the dominant motivation in life.

And latest processes occurring on the planet give us a thousand reasons for similar horrible predictions. Not realizing that the right way is right before us, we attempt to serve this twisted world and live where it is the best. When will our credo be based on ideas and not material goods? For if this doesn’t happen, even knowledge of the way won’t help us.

by Armenoui TUMANYAN, “Interlocutor of Armenia”


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