This is a story that, as one might imagine, I cannot help but speculate about. It was shared by Ms. M.W. The story itself contains a number of statements I find intriguing, if not downright provocative and suggestive:

Stolen Sumerian Tablets Come from the Lost City of Irisagrig

There's so much potential for speculation here that I hardly know where to begin. Suppose we start here: the tablets, which were purchased by Hobby Lobby, and later discovered to have been stolen, are being returned to Iraq, and presumably, to the Baghdad Museum (we'll get back to that interesting connection later). What's intriguing here is the content of the tablets:

Hundreds of 4,000 year old tablets that were looted in Iraq and bought by the U.S. company Hobby Lobby seem to hail from a mysterious Sumerian city whose whereabouts are unknown, a U.S. law enforcement agency just announced.

The tablets are part of a cache of thousands of looted artifacts purchased by Hobby Lobby and seized by the U.S. government. They are now set to be returned to Iraq.

Of the 450 cuneiform tablets in that haul, many came from an ancient city called Irisagrig, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements said in a statement. Many of these tablets date from between 2100 B.C. and 1600 B.C., the statement said. Most of them are legal or administrative texts– meaning that they contain records such as contracts and inventories of goods that made it easier for private citizens and the city’s government to run their affairs – while a few contain a form of magical spells called incantations, the statement said. (Emphasis added)

Now, what struck me here were two things: firstly, we are not told from whence in Iraq these tablets were stolen from that country, nor are we informed who stole them, nor how, nor how Hobby Lobby ended up at the receiving end of the line. More mysteriously, the tablets were supposedly from an ancient city whose current location is unknown. Now, as one can imagine, it's that last detail that suggests to me that these tablets may be part of the original haul from the infamous Baghdad Museum looting incident. If they are from an unknown city and part of the Baghdad Museum looting haul, then again, as I have pointed out in various books and blogs over the years, this means that whoever knew of their existence were probably members of the French and/or German archaeological teams that Saddam Hussein had scattered around his country, digging up ancient sites. My point is that someone knows where these tablets came from, and where that ancient site is, and it's probably not the American authorities that discovered these tablets.

The second thing that leaped off the page was not the fact that most of these tablets appear to be records of some sort - bland bureaucratic reports and memos, so to speak - but rather that a few of them concerned Mesopotamian magic, and these I suspect - if Hobby Lobby knew of the contents of the tablets prior to its purchase - were probably the real focus of their interest. Even if not, I suspect that this content was the real focus of interest in the US government returning the tablets to Iraq, for effectively, this removes their contents from public view (and of course, it must be mentioned that Hobby Lobby may have made copies of the tablets, and had them privately translated.)

It's that "removal from view" that intrigues me no end; the article itself points out that this is a concern:

Not all scholars agree that the artifacts should be returned right away. "If these tablets are returned and if they are from Irisagrig, it will be a great tragedy for scholarship that they will not be published before they are returned," said David Owen, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University. Owen has published a number of scientific papers describing tablets from Irisagrig, but has not worked with Hobby Lobby and has not studied the seized texts.

"Once they enter the bowels of the Iraq Museum, it is unlikely scholars will ever have acccess to them, nor are there any Iraqi scholars capable of publishing them given the many thousands of unpublished texts already in storage in the museum for generations and mostly inaccessible to scholars," Owen told Live Science.

Owen added, "Our government should, first and foremost, make sure all artifacts are recorded and published before repatriation. This would be of great benefit not only to scholarship but also to the Iraqis who do not have the resources to publish these texts. Anything less is a travesty."(Emphases added)

Yes, you read that correctly: the current public policy is that the tablets are not recorded, and hence scholars may not translate them, but they're simply returned to the Baghdad Museum where, we're told, they languish far removed from the sight of translators.

You can guess, I imagine, what my high octane speculation of the day is: (1) these tablets are being kept far away from the prying eyes of the amateur and professional scholar and translator, but I also strongly believe that (2) a very private and perhaps very covert effort is being made to inventory and translate these tablets. After all, the Museum was looted once, it can be looted again, and objects returned before anyone notices they're missing. And with today's compliant media, the story can be kept out of the public eye. For that matter, groups like Hobby Lobby themselves can easily copy and translate - far from prying public eyes - such tablets. Indeed, as we know, corporations and art dealers can also be cutouts for even deeper players. Not for a moment do I believe that somewhere during the process of the return of these tablets photocopies were not made: they're out there, somewhere, and someone is translating them.

So to put it country simple, I still think something is going on with the Baghdad Museum looting story, and yes, I even suspect that at a very deep level, this is related to what is going on in Syria and Iran as well... they're looking for something.

See you on the flip side...

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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. Peter Sazonoff on May 11, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for the link to the free pdf book. Loads nicely as an iBook.

  2. Jamie on May 10, 2018 at 2:35 am

    • Jamie on May 10, 2018 at 2:36 am

      Large scale illegal excavations of unprecedented proportions were carried out just before and after the war through vast areas of Iraqi soil,

  3. Waterbug on May 10, 2018 at 12:18 am

    William Shatner & Mauro Biglino are staring in a film “Creators of the Past” made in Italy that should be released soon. Shall we place bets what countries it will be banned?

  4. Waterbug on May 10, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Gerald Clark & Rex Bear interview with Mauro plus translator Claudia
    Published on Jul 25, 2016

    7th Planet Broadcasting Episode 11: TRUTH BOMBS! Anunnaki Origins, Bible Hoax, Yahweh Genocide with Mauro Biglino.

    Panel interview with Rex Bear from the Leak Project, Claudia Martini as Italian to English translator, Mauro Biglino author and ex-Vatican translator, and Gerald Clark asking the tough questions. I was contacted by a gentleman in Italy asking whether I had heard of Mauro Biglino? About a year ago received his English version book in PDF format and was thrilled to see how closely his research paralleled my own. One thing led to another and eventually I decided to do a show on his work with Rex without doing an interview with a translator. Then Claudia Martini reached out to me and indicated that she would help facilitate the interview which was recorded and published on the Leak Project recently. This interview has edited audio to improve the sound quality as well as full augmentation with images and video magic to bring the information to life. Christa worked very hard to make this production a creative masterpiece.
    TIME 06:41 Why did the Vatican Hire You as a translator? TIME 10:36 Why did you choose the Maserite Texts to Translate? TIME 13:33 to 17:13 When did you and the Vatican Know that Sumerian Texts were the origin of all copied Hebrew texts? Bible is copied from Atrahasis, Enuma Elish, and the Epic of Gilgamesh… BOOM! TIME: 17:54 Mauro states the Vatican and Church authorities chose not to tell Catholics and Christians that the Bible was merely a copy of the Sumerian texts, not the word of God as it taught! TIME: 19:25 Has Mauro read the Nag Hamadi Texts? He states they tell the real story of Jesus TIME: 23:29 The Greek Gods are the same as the Anunnaki of Sumeria according to Mauro. This agrees with my research see God Table 9 at TIME 23:47. TIME: Do you See Yahweh-Enlil Editorial Oversight throughout Bible? TIME 25:19 Can you Comment on the Anunnaki in the Garden of Eden? TIME 29:15 Compare and contrast Enki and Enlil in the Garden of Eden story and their roles relative to the primitive workers TIME 33:54 Do you see Enlil as Yahweh? Compare with ‘Enki role and title. Discusses Deuteronomy 32 and Yahweh assigned to the family of Jacob without aid from other Elohim-Anunnaki TIME 33:46 Mauro cites the Robertsonian Translocation proof of Genetic splice of Chromosome 2 and 3 TIME 46:24 GMO food sources dating back to age of Noah, circa 12,000 years ago. Proof that the Anunnaki designed our food sources. TIME 49:00 Mauro states that if he found out in the headlines that the Anunnaki were here and controlling the NWO he would not be surprised. TIME: 51:02 Mauro agrees that the Anunnaki tied their term limits to the Zodiac house duration, pointing out the change to Pisces during Jesus’ time. TIME 54:33 Is Yahweh a Genocidal Murder? ( 1 Samuel 15 verse 3, and Joshua 10 verse 40 both are genocide references ascribed to Yahweh) TIME 57:18 Does Mauro see the genocidal acts ordered by Yahweh to be coincident with those ordered by Enlil in the Atrahasis? TIME 58:57 Who are the Elohim and the Nephilim and the Watchers in the Bible? TIME 1:05:24 Mauro cites a document NBC 11008 that states when the Anunnaki were not on Earth their abode was a blue planet which brings up the question of which one it was? Nibiru? TIME: 1:06:00 How would the Anunnaki or people on Nibiru survive a perihelion encounter with our Sun? TIME 1:09:58 Mauro, could you define and give comment on the idea from Isaiah 14:2 discussing the Morning Star and it’s connection to Lucifer in the Bible,

    • Katie B on May 10, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Mauro has some really interesting work. It’s a shame there’s not more of his stuff published in English. Makes you wonder about private groups collecting all of this information – are they withholding the true history of the bible or are they intending on revealing it for prosperity? The Hobby Lobby people are interesting characters and you can’t fault some of their policies.

  5. Waterbug on May 10, 2018 at 12:02 am

    You nailed it again, Dr. Farrell — “they’re looking for something”

    Mauro Biglino translated books for the Vatican many years. They did not like his translation of this one, sohe was fired.


    Unfortunately, it’s only available on Kindle from Amazon.
    Mauro Biglino gave Gerald Clark & Rex Bear permission to download 233 page book free in PDF format here:

    This book follows a series of excerpts of the Old Testament, offering its true meaning, the same given in its literal translations, that is the alien creation of man; the truth about the ten commandments; the visions of the UFOs the prophets had as they themselves told us; the passage in which the Old Testament affirms in a puzzling way that God dies as all men do; the figures of the angels stripped of all which has been invented over the centuries about them; the probable source of inspiration of the Gospel of John.

    All this is given with the Hebrew text and the literal translation which is clearly brought word by word with an incredibly simple system, comprehensible to every type of reader.

    Why was this title chosen? Because the literal translations from the Ancient Hebrew help us to discover what they didn’t know.

    * the Bible clearly says that God dies as all men do
    * the Bible explains that we have been formed with our creators’ DNA
    * The Bible tells us that our creators travelled by flying objects
    * the Bible quotes a direct relationship between the UFOs and Sumer, the land of the flying objects’ keepers
    * The Glory of God was in reality… a UFO
    *The Bible refers to giants and tells where to find their evidence
    *The Angels mentioned in the Old Testament, where they are perceived as spiritual beings, however do not exist.
    * The Ten Commandments written on the stone were not those that have been reported.
    * John the Evangelist drew his mystical doctrines from the Hellenistic literature of his time
    * and much more, such as the fact that the Church admits that the Old Testament knew of the aliens.

    That is why what we believed to know about the Bible has changed.

    More books Mauro wrote on Old Testament, however, they’re only available in Italian.

  6. BlueWren on May 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    “The prophecies in Islamic Hadith predict that Al-Mahdi will recover The Ark of the Covenant and The Ring of Solomon when his army conquers Syria”
    – Mr G A Stewart, The Age of Desolation,

    If true, the question would be, “Who is Al-Mahdi?”

    • TRM on May 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      The current king of Jordan has been trying to fulfil the role and has the correct name.

  7. marcos toledo on May 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Always the idea that the locals are either too stupid or too poor to do their own research and translation. This also brings up the libraries of Alexandria and of southern North America aka Mexico to Central America-South America were they really destroyed or are they hidden in the Vatican library among god knows what other loot.

    • Yiannis Katospiti on May 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Sad but true,

  8. DownunderET on May 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    The tablets hold the truth about this planet. So it’s a no brainer to figure out why they will never be read or translated. This planet’s history has been covered up, our human history has been covered up, and I know where to point my finger at the culprit and it resides in ROME.

  9. WalkingDead on May 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    The Book of Enoch chapter 8:
    3 Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:
    4 Armers taught the solution of sorcery;
    5 Barkayal taught the observers of the stars,
    6 Akibeel taught signs;
    Chapter 9
    5 You have seen what Azazyel has done, how he has taught every species of iniquity upon earth, and has disclosed to the world all the secret things which are done in the heavens.
    6 Samyaza also has taught sorcery, to whom you have given authority over those who are associated with him. They have gone together to the daughters of men; have lain with them; have become polluted;

    Perhaps they are seeking forbidden knowledge which would have been recorded for the “elite Priests” in their secret societies. Any knowledge of their children (the giants) has been and continues to be virtually eliminated from history.
    One can only imagine what those who lived during this period of Earth’s history witnessed.
    The Israeli connection to these stolen and soon to be returned tablets is rather interesting.

    • BlueWren on May 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      HI Walking Dead – which publication of “The Book of Enoch” do you have and recommend?

      • WalkingDead on May 9, 2018 at 11:17 pm

        This was copied and pasted from an online source. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the translation.
        I have read several versions of Enoch and they all basically agree. Some of the translator’s seem to want to “modernize” the language.

    • Peter Sazonoff on May 11, 2018 at 1:59 am

      Azazael is also the name in the Islamic tradition given to Iblis (Satan) before he/it fell from grace!

  10. Robert Barricklow on May 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Otherwise known by:
    Separating The Wheat From The Chaff.

    • Robert Barricklow on May 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      At least a stone record rather than paper that disintegrates.
      Thus, we get that Christ died for our sins; when, in reality: He died for our debts.
      If it had been written in stone
      than the lie could have been smoked out

  11. Katie B on May 9, 2018 at 9:40 am

    • Katie B on May 9, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Why do I think the Vatican has something to do with the Green Collection?

      • BlueWren on May 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm

        Maybe they’re washing their hands before something or someone comes back … ??? – my HOS

        • Katie B on May 10, 2018 at 11:16 am

          It’s very fishy, BlueWren

  12. DanaThomas on May 9, 2018 at 6:33 am

    It would be nice if a couple of those French and German archaeolgists stepped forward.

    • BlueWren on May 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      – into the gallows

  13. goshawks on May 9, 2018 at 5:49 am

    I agree with Joseph’s points. I would add that the most interesting tablets were almost certainly ‘spirited away’ before the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid. That’s how it works…

    The most intriguing part of all of this is why the continuing collection of tablets which “contain a form of magical spells called incantations.” Officially, incantations don’t work. Magic is only ‘stage magic’. Unofficially?

    Also, various alternative researchers have posited that ‘magical spells/incantations’ are scholarly misinterpretations of ancient scientific or magickal (note the ‘k’) work. Or semi-dumbed-down intermediary translations from Sumerian originals. So, they have Value, if one believes there was an ancient High Civilization…

    (Given that the illegal American contingent in Syria is encamped – looking like a permanent presence – east of the Eurphrates River, I would say that this area is the ‘prize’ location for off-the-record digs. Especially those of ‘spaceport’ or ‘research facility’ or ‘armament storage’ possibilities…)

    • goshawks on May 9, 2018 at 6:03 am

      I should add that advances in multi-spectral and even hyper-spectral imaging from aircraft and satellites would give an unprecedented ‘view’ as to what might be present. Indeed, that ‘evidence’ might have informed the American contingent on what ground to take and hold. Advances in ground-penetrating radar would then allow precise, precision digs

      • Sandygirl on May 9, 2018 at 9:23 am – once again the hierarchy (Egyptian antiquities ministry) slams the door shut on further discoveries.

        • goshawks on May 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm

          Great article. Thanks!

          “Although the initial results [using non-invasive radar technology] were promising, the tests have ultimately ended in disappointment.”
          Here, we see the discovery, and the hiding of the discovery. I wonder what kind of a ‘deal’ may have been made…

    • goshawks on May 9, 2018 at 6:17 am

      (Sitchin wrote that the Anunnaki civil war resulted-in ‘evil winds’ blowing west-to-east over Sumer, causing the ‘gods’ to evacuate the area. Indeed, a few ‘gods’ who had become enamored with their cities or people and did not leave subsequently sickened or died alongside their subjects. Thus, there is the possibility of intact abandoned facilities in the area…)

      • Sandygirl on May 9, 2018 at 9:49 am

        After the weapons of destruction destroyed much of the land, Marduk was given supremacy to rule over all fulfilling the prophecy of Enlil’s dream. I just wonder if Marduk is still running the show with his long lifespan and his descendents.

        • Kahlypso on May 15, 2018 at 8:08 am

          Marduk isnt a name, it’s an epithet and a bad translation from amar-Utu. Bull calf of Utu. AKA SHAMASH, making him (maybe).. ISHKUR. I’m having difficulty following the Shurrush symbology.. But a lot of these Gods are now dead. Massive slave uprising when they got old and weak.

          “In E-ana, Meš-ki-aĝ-gašer, the son of Utu, became en and lugal; he ruled for 324 [variants: 325] years. Meš-ki-aĝ-gašer entered the sea and disappeared. (Fishmen.. Dagon.. Jonah and Leviathon) Enmerkar, the son of Meš-ki-aĝ-gašer, the king of Unug, who built Unug [variants: under whom Unug was built], became king; he ruled for 420 years. ”

          – E-ana (“house of heaven”) was the name of the temple to Inanna at Uruk.. so that’s UTU’s twin sister. Here in the Sumerian King List we can see someone claiming to be UTU’s son.. so that could be the Bull Calf.. remebering that the symbol for Enlil, Utu and Ishkur has always been the Bull. The Auroch was domesticated in Mesopotomia..

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