Here's more food for thought on the looting of cuneiform tablets from Iraq:

New Policy on Cuneiform Texts from Iraq

You read that correctly, the article was written in 2004, and reported that well over 150,000 tablets were being looted from Iraq per year.

But what really grabbed my attention here was ASOR's "policy" in the wake of the looting of Iraq's antiquities after the Baghdad Museum looting. Observe that the policy relates  "to publishing unprovenanced artifacts." Then comes the whopper:

"Because of current conditions in Iraq, "return to Iraq" would include temporary placement of the material on loan with an academic research institution in the United States which is approved by the SBAH, does not acquire undocumented antiquities, and commits in writing to transfer such material to Iraq at any time upon request from the SBAH. Such material will be numbered and photographed and this information shall be transmitted to the SBAH before publication or presentation. Under no circumstances could such material be sold or title transferred to any institution outside of Iraq. The ASOR Baghdad Committee can make a determination as to when conditions in Iraq permit the immediate return of materials to Iraq and this provision for temporary placement in a US institution would then no longer be applicable."

You read that correctly: the ASOR itself would determine when the conditions were stable enough in Iraq for the return of "unprovenanced" artifacts, giving it virtual carte blanche to retain possession of whatever it wished for however long it wished.

Given the context of all those untranslated (and one can only assume to some extent uncatalogued) cuneiform tablets, the policy gives one pause, for what do those tablets contain? As of yet, no one has been sufficiently forthcoming on that point.

While one may safely assume that the vast amount of these tablets will be records of some sort, and contain information only of interest to the archaeological or historical specialist, the possibility remains that some of them might contain more sensational knowledge.

Therewith, once again, we have another indicator of the possible real motivations behind the thefts, and for the reticence of western governments to return lowly cuneiform tablets to an "unstable Iraq" while every effort has been bent to return the priceless objects of art to that same "unstable Iraq." This, in itself, to my mind speaks volumes about what the real motivations for the lootings were all along: recovery and monopolization of knowledge.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Jon on March 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I would have to agree that the handling of these tablets is extremely suspicious at best. Given that the drive to discover such ancient materials extends at least as far back as the 1100’s, there is certainly strong evidence that there exists a lineage or tradition (mostly secret) displaying the agenda of finding lost knowledge.

  2. jordan on March 18, 2011 at 11:15 am


    Looks like the large hadron collider is back in the news. Article states it could be used as a time machine.

    Maybe people can travel back in time and figure out what the tablets mean? (just a shameless plug, i didnt know how else to send this link to dr farrell)

    • Christine on March 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

      I doubt real time travel is possible, more likley a delusion experienced,
      and/or blow yourself up trying.

      • Jon on March 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

        In three dimensions, it probably isn’t possible. However, given how little we know about what is possible in a hyperdimensional setting, I would reserve judgment on whether or not some form of movement through what we view as “time” is possible.

        It could be that our perception of time is just as misleading as our perception of wagon wheel spokes rotating backward on a wagon moving forward.

  3. marcos anthony toledo on March 18, 2011 at 10:19 am

    The cuniform tablets from Iraq.Persia,Eygpt and Greek,Minoian tablets must contain some very inportant information that the powers that be what. And we mustn’t forget the libraries of Mesoamerica and Roko roko borads of the Pacific iles were they destroyed by fanical Catholic priests or do they reside in the vaults of the Vatican library. One wonders if a raid was mounted on that insitution what would be found there. A little off the subject have you been folowing the nuclear horror show in Japan Chernobyl on streriods reactors and fuel rod pools on the blink which joins the financial meltdown, the political blow up in the Arab lands, and natural disasters and the gulf oil spill as it said the old Chinese curse may you live in intreresting times sweet dreams.

  4. MattB on March 18, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Nimrod would be a very good candidate

  5. Dan Pendleton on March 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I think these tablets are records and some more. I think some of the infomation on them is for scientists and physicists about ancient processes the old ones before us wanted us to know. They had to know human nature would prevail and there would be greedy, power hungry individuals. With this in mind I think it is possible that some of them may relate to alchemical processes that some would write off as meaningless….then there are people like ASOR. Very blatant action….a dead giveaway to me.

  6. Christine on March 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I am following up on the McCanney thing online, now reading his survival
    pamphlet. I notice that while it is true that some survival measures one
    might take might just not work at all, the MISQUOTES given from the Bible
    about what Christ said, and in what context He said anything at all relevant
    to this, would be reason to make no preparations for any trouble at all, which
    is stupid even if Planet X, alien invasion and earth intell op originated
    catastrophes from scalar weapons never occur, because all sorts of problems
    incl. personal financial disruptions occur all the time, but on that basis you
    might as well throw out his pamphlet as well. McCanney has been co-opted
    by the Kolbrin Bible (I assume those misquotes are from it, the Bible we
    have now has far better provenance back to St. Ireneaus c. AD 150 and
    fragments of I Timothy, Mark and Luke are among some Qumran texts),
    so he has to be read with care. Like St. Basil the Great I think it was said,
    read the pagan texts like a bee goes from flower to flower, taking the good
    nectar and rejecting what is useless.

  7. Nordman on March 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    My guess is that the cuneiform tablets is about:
    Shemsu Hor,

    Astronomical records
    Even the Greeks and Romans were in awe of the level of astronomical knowledge the priests of On had acquired. And such great minds as Herodotus, Aristotle, and Plato credited the Egyptians with the invention of the solar year and the zodiac, and also noted that they had accumulated thousands of years of astronomical records, possibly over 10,000 years’ worth.

    And also DNA and RNA
    Human genome geneticists, that genetic information is not contained in DNA strands. Instead, DNA and RNA molecules generate optical holograms which are in resonance with, and driven by, specific frequencies generated by the universal standing scalar gravitational wave.

    What have ASOR found ?

  8. Christine on March 17, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Dr. Farrell, I am surprised you didn’t quote this from The Cosmic War,
    footnote 29 to page 112:

    “James M. McCanney, Atlantis to Tesla: The Kolbrin Connection, p. 13. He also
    states immediately afterward, without offering any substantiation, that these
    same intelligence people “are the same people who sponsor secret missions
    to Mars and who are in charge of absconding with priceless archaeological
    treasures from around the world in search of ancient technologies…” ”

    Whether a shot over the bow refers to an Earth originating meddling with
    comets, testing something, or an Earth originated (whether Nazis on Mars
    or the Moon) based elsewhere element doing this to another Earth originated
    and Earth based element, or to an entirely offworld group ET or pre Flood
    genetically engineered but not of any recent Earth provenance in the past
    few thousand years or not admitting to being such, is another matter.

    • Christine on March 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      The Kolbrin Bible is most likely a hoax, but McCanney’s statement in that
      book has nothing to do with that.


      If it does represent some fragments that Kimball strung together or even
      that someone else did, it is just a late hodge podge. The provenance
      in the note in it, placing it with fortunetelling tinkers and so forth, doesn’t
      speak well of it. Any alterations the Vatican is accused of making to the
      standard Bible to support imported doctrines (false to judge by doctrines
      to be found in earliest church writings after the Apostles), could as easily
      if not more so been done by the so called keepers of the Kolbrin Bible.


      so lets do some set breaking here, separate the issue of the KB from
      McCanney’s remarks, and look into his background and connections
      and what he knew and when he knew it?

      • Christine on March 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm


        I just glanced at the thing, and I can tell right away that this is a modern
        thing, provenance no earlier than the 1800s if not later, the phrasing
        reeks of the kind of pseudo exalted blather of Madame Blavatsky and
        similar people. Never mind the fine details of content, the style gives it
        away. It is a fraud. Besides, the druids etc. didn’t keep books.

        And an oral tradition can be warped in no time flat. That is why the
        Aposltes wrote things down so “developments” could be corrected.
        Just like God always throughout the OT deals with literate people and
        commands to write things down.

        • Jon on March 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

          The little I’ve seen of any Kolbrin material seems pretty much fake to me.

  9. chris on March 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I agree it sounds feasible and the disparity between that and the artwork is all the more telling evidence for your reasoning.

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