Regular readers of this site and of many of my books know that archaeology is a subject that intrigues me, and in particular, the whole mystery of the Baghdad Museum Looting, so when M.W. and J.N. sent along this story, readers will understand (perhaps) my reasons for vaulting it over other stories that, numerically at least, filled my inbox and which should have become one of this week's finalists. But beyond the intrinsic personal interest, there was a comment in this article that really set my high octane speculation gears into a spin of frenzied hypothesizing, and perhaps even "artificact hypothecation." We'll get back to that in a moment after a bit of review of what my suspicions have always been regarding the Baghdad Museum Looting.

You may or may not recall the story, but in case you don't, here it is: shortly after the "allied" invasion of Iraq, version 2.o, a story was first broken by Der Spiegel in Germany that the Baghdad Musuem had been looted, and hundreds of art and other items had been stolen from its vaults. As the story continued to grow, it was soon asserted that people wearing American uniforms were seen entering and leaving the Museum, carrying out boxes of... well, who knows what? Part of the narrative quickly became that the thieves "knew what they were looking for" and "exactly where in the museum to look." In short, it was an inside job of some sort. The question is, whose inside job was it? Was it Iraqi museum employees, or Iraqi members of the French and German archaeological teams that Saddam Hussein had in the country digging it up? If so, were they trying to make a quick dinar by selling antiquities on the lucrative antiquities black market? Or conversely, were they really Americans, looking for something else? Or were they French or German intelligence agents - Germany's BND had something of a presence in Iraq at the time - looking to recover the fruits of their archaeological teams' labors? The part about it being an inside job and the thieves' knowing exactly what they wanted and where to look for it, suggests that whoever did it had access to the field inventories and catalogues of whatever it was those archaeological teams dug up for Saddam, and that would seem to imply a potential French and/or German connection and operation. After all, anyone - and especially intelligence agencies - can wear American uniforms.

Then the story became - to my mind at least - stranger still, for the USA appointed US Marine Colonel Bogdonovich to oversea the recovery of the stolen items. This he did, and with no little success. The problem was, and remains for me, that what were recovered were the art works... the thousands of cuneiform tablets that were taken more or less dropped off the radar of the story and indeed were never, from the outset, a major part of it, almost as if whoever had planned the theft had stolen the art works as a diversion, so that they could be "recovered" and "returned," while the cuneiform tablets quietly disappeared, and were, perhaps, quietly photographed and covertly translated. With the recovery of the art works and their return to Iraq, the story was over, and the cuneiform tablets were conveniently ignored.

With that context in mind, there is this story:


Now, it is to be stressed that at least as far as this article is concerned, the "Gilgamesh Dream Tablet" was not part of the stolen tablets from the Baghdad Museum Looting, nor a part of any cuneiform tablets as may have been stolen from it. Indeed, we have never seen any inventory of what was on those tablets, because, again, they were likely part of the field catalogues of the archaeological teams, and the Museum itself seems not to have entered many them into its own inventories. We simply don't know. One thing the article does make clear, however, is that the provenance documents for this tablet were forged, and hence Hobby Lobby, thinking it was buying something legally, bought what turns out was indeed stolen. But stolen when? We don't know, because the documents were forged, thus making it entirely possible that this precious artifact from Iraq's ancient history may indeed have been a part of the looted Baghdad Museum treasure. Indeed, that's the problem with this whole story; there are more questions than answers, and precious few people anywhere - even in the alternative research field - appear to be willing to raise those questions.  And if this tablet was part of the swag from the Baghdad Museum Looting, then that implies that at least some of those tablets were about more than just checks, bills, inventory reports and so on. It means that at least some of those tablets were texts, and very important ones at that.

So what, if anything, were the thieves looking for, really? Well, again, to recall my previous high octane speculations on the subject, when the G.W. Bush administration announced it was heading into Iraq to prevent Saddam Hussein from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and look for evidence he was trying to do so, my thought then, and my thought still, is that they were telling a partial truth, but one which concealed their real agenda, for they were not, in my estimation, looking for modern weapons of mass destruction - atomic, biological, and chemical (and we knew Hussein had the last capability because we, the USA, gave it to him) - they were looking for the ancient weapons of mass destruction, the Tablets of Destinies, or at least, for information about them, which information would, of course, be on cuneiform tablets. In putting out this narrative, the Schrubb misadministration could count on the American and Western propatainment media to not entertain any other interpretation of that 'weapons of mass destruction' narrative than the modern one.

All of which brings me to this statement in the article, and to some high octane musings on its implications:

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for (Hobby Lobby's Bible) museum claimed it supported the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts at returning the tablet to Iraq.

Wait a minute! Say that again... Homeland Security?

Homeland Security is in charge of rooting out and finding stolen antiquities - including cuneiform tablets - from Iraq and returning them?!? Why Homeland Security? What could a bunch of clay tablets have to do with the domestic national security of the United States? One would think this this type of theft would be more in the jurisdiction of an agency like the FBI, or even the US Marshal's Service. But Homeland Security? The new intelligence agency the Schrubb Misadministration gave to the country in the wake of 9/11 on the hacked up excuse that we could never suffer an intelligence failure or the lack of inter-intelligence-agency communication again? That Homeland Security?

By now, you probably know what I'm thinking, namely, that it's the perfect agency to involve if you want to vet what is, and is not, to be returned to Iraq. Tablets about heroes of Babylonian epics... yea, go ahead and return those. But anything involving national security, say, oh, things like more information on those ancient "weapons of the Gods," or where, for example, they might be found. Well, that's an entirely different matter. Best to not even acknowledge their existence, and let our own translators translate them, and keep those translations all highly classified.

See you on the flip side...


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. Maatkare3114 on June 4, 2020 at 6:46 am

    The Tablets of Destinies on which orbital and spaceflight information was stored, were kept in the DIR.GA room of Enlil’s temple in Nippur. The Holy of Holies.

    And what about the mention of Sennacherib and the Tablet of Destinies?
    The Tablet of Destinies, features prominently in Mesopotamian mythology as both an emblem and a receptacle of divine power and kingship. Equated with the
    the “bond(s) of Enlil-ship”, in an inscription of Sennacherib from Kuyunjik (K 6177 + 8869), the Tablet is described by Andrew George as “the means by which rightful power is exercised: the power invested in the rightful keeper of the Tablet of Destinies is that of the chief of the destiny-decreeing gods . . . which amounts in principle to kingship of the gods.”

    Key to this definition is the point of legitimate ownership: simple acquisition of the Tablet may confer power, even enormous power, over the gods and over the world but it does not, in itself, confer infallibility or legitimacy. The Tablet’s “rightful keeper” is determined based on his or her innate qualities, power, and position in the pantheon, and varies according to chronological and geographical context. ( Karen Sonik)

    It appears the military were looking for the Tablets of Destinies and other cuneiform tablets in the Iraq war. It seems they found some of them if Homeland Security want to return the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet. How are we to know the full extant of WHAT they found?

    A coincidence of course that also in 2003, archaeologists were saying they may have found the lost tomb of King Gilgamesh – the subject of the oldest “book” in history.
    Also, a German team have found what they thought to be the entire city of Uruk – including, where the Euphrates once flowed, the last resting place of its famous King Gilgamesh.

    “I don’t want to say definitely it was the grave of King Gilgamesh, but it looks very similar to that described in the epic,” Jorg Fassbinder, of the Bavarian department of Historical Monuments in Munich, told the BBC World Service’s Science in Action programme.

    Archaeologists had to leave Iraq due to the invasion. The story about the tomb seems to have been forgotten about.

    And why won’t authorities conduct DNA tests on Queen Puabi’s remains? Queen Puabi was described as “Nin” in the ancient Sumerian, which translates to “Goddess.”
    Gilgamesh was supposed to be Nin’s son.

    There is a lot they are trying to keep back from the public. Maybe they found Humbaba.

    • Katie B on June 4, 2020 at 7:34 am

      Thanks for that comment, really informative, intriguing and enjoyable read.;

    • Loxie Lou Davie on June 4, 2020 at 8:28 am

      Thanks for all this info…..”Someone” does not want us to know our true past history!! I have found Stewart Swerdlow’s videos helpful in understanding a bit more.

    • goshawks on June 4, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Maatkare3114, thanks for that information-dense comment. Seeing it all laid out in one place really boosts the probability of the PTB ‘mission’. (Reminds me a bit of the Himmler obsession.)

      Being able to dominate all the ‘gods’ implies either (control of) very heavy weaponry or a psychic/biological component. No wonder it is so desired…

  2. Katie B on June 4, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Maybe the Iraq thing was a red herring in the first and maybe a lot of the ancient weapons of mass destruction are sitting beneath the ground in an entirely different place. What a massive bluff that would be.

  3. marcos toledo on June 3, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Anyone remember the Library Of Alexandria, the codexes of southern North America and Central America, the Rango Ruko tablets of Rapa Nui that were supposedly destroyed in the name of upholding THE BIBLE. We truly live in a dark age where ignorance is a sacrament to be upheld at any cost.

    • anakephalaiosis on June 4, 2020 at 3:15 am

      The question can also be rephrased, as to ask, where – in the biblical narrative – incursion of megalithic astronomy can be detected, as source of origin.

      Eighth division of sundial is navigational, whereas twelve division is not. The twelve months’ year, and the seven days’ week, are a cultural compromise.

      Because 1/32 of a year is 11 days and a fraction, and that is not a practical “week”. Therefore the seven days’ creation in Genesis becomes a codified week, that is practical.

      Navigation is pure geometry.

    • Loxie Lou Davie on June 4, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Hear!! Hear!!

  4. DownunderET on June 3, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    This whole Annunaki/Iraq “thing” is just fascinating to me. Something is going on here that makes my eyes water. After reading some of Joseph’ books which are Annunaki top to bottom, think The Cosmic Ware here, and the “coverup” of artifacts means that “SOMEBODY” knows the truth and are protecting that truth from the whole world. Dr Heather Lynn is of the same opinion, and I hope she continues the “FIGHT” to find the truth.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 3, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      That’s definitely the impression I get as well, Downunder.

      • R. L. S. on June 3, 2020 at 10:06 pm

        Wow I just started to read Heather Lynn new book yesterday and ! boink ! this shows up…who’d a thunk it?

  5. OrigensChild on June 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    The real oddities involve two details: Hobby Lobby’s involvement and the choice of the text itself. Dr. Farrell’s mentioned the Monument Men’s scenario several times in the past. There must be more than one group of them, so why publish this pipeline in the first place? Was Hobby Lobby the proverbial sacrificial lamb–deliberately sold some artifacts so it could be targeted while the best one’s go deep underground? And why was Hobby Lobby interested in artifacts from Iraq (except Babylonian ties to certain OT texts) or to Gilgamesh in particular? This whole story looks like the skin of an onion–with the heart of the story beneath many layers. I’m sorry, but I cannot help but think this dog’s sense of smell was compromised.

  6. Robert Barricklow on June 3, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Brings to mind that ancient practice of separating the wheat from the chaff; or, in biblical terms: wind winnowing. The unneeded chaff would then be burned.

    And that brings to mind the coming second wave, to be accompanied by contact tracing; to separate the loved-ones their families. A supposed wheat from chaff op. Yet, biblical in terms of evil sprits.
    A wicked wind winnowing blows this way… ?

    • Robert Barricklow on June 3, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      The Hobby Lobby looks like a message board for those “in the know”?
      Definitely an ancient hobby of, for, and by TPTB? Or, the aliens themselves?
      A lost and found news gathering organization?

      Perhaps, one of the public ones?
      Then, there’s the private …?
      1)Rumsfeld usual suspects’ message board?

      • Joseph P. Farrell on June 3, 2020 at 6:58 pm

        Yup. I get the same feeling about Hobby Lobby too.

  7. DanaThomas on June 3, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Maybe “Mr. Hobby-Lobby” has a guilty conscience…
    Ahahahaha just joking!

    • Guinevere on June 3, 2020 at 10:16 pm

      OMG I haven’t heard the term “guilty conscience” since…well….forever. I didn’t know people still knew what a conscience was….much less to be guilty about having one…. Now here’s a thought: do you think our government could resurrect its conscience long enough to return the missing $21 trillion?

  8. anakephalaiosis on June 3, 2020 at 6:24 am

    The one ryne-ring – to rule them all – has been taken by Hobbits, so now the dark lord is looking for it, in museums around the world.


    SS Gollum did origami paperclip,
    went to Woodstock on trip,
    and danced free disco
    in San Francisco,
    smoking pipe in hippie flip.

  9. goshawks on June 3, 2020 at 5:47 am

    I am getting a sense that the “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet” and other multi-copy cuneiform tablets are kind of a secondary line-of-defense in TPTB dealings. Art first, as Joseph said, and then the well-known tablets. There is likely little to be further revealed from extensively-studied tablets. It is little-known, one-copy tablets/artifacts which were probably the targets of the ‘op’. These will never be found…

    I also believe that we are going to be seeing a ‘second wave’ of archeologically-based invasions. Iraq loot has been thoroughly-digested by now. Syrian loot has recently been digested. That leaves Iran and eastern Turkey (remember the Plains of Mush?) as to-be-envied locations for clues to the Anunnaki. Evaluate all ‘moves’ with that in mind…

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