Lost Australian Mining Colonies of the Sumerian God-Kings.
The historical information and New England NSW ziggurat discovery comes from the authors book “Pyramids in the Pacific – The Unwritten History of Australia”, [URU Publications 2000].
From the time the Sumerians first began appearing as a prominent culture on the Babylonian Plain around 4000 BC, their influence upon the Biblical world was considerable as we have seen, and while they would provide the first ruling classes of the Indus and Egyptian civilisations, their own rulers rose to the heights of God-King status, in the wake of the great powers they attained, as the Age of Metals wore on, and their wealth grew with the prosperity of their land as the vast quantities of precious metal, gemstones and all other manner of trade goods flowed into Sumer.
Yet as the flood plains of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers possessed no minerals, from the 4th millennia BC, to their destruction in 1930 BC by the Amorites, the God-Kings of Sumer, followed later by those of India and the Mediterranean civilisations, dispatched fleets of their often large, oar-driven, single-sailed vessels into the world’s oceans in search of them.
With the dawn of the Bronze-Age, copper and tin in great quantities became a power symbol to the God-Kings of Mesopotamia, India and the Middle-East. However, as these minerals did not exist in sufficient enough quantities in the Old World, the search led the ancient mineral-seeking explorers to Africa, island south-east Asia, ultimately Australia and beyond.
Extensive traces of ancient mining activity reveals that the miners found great quantities of tin on the islands of Bangkor and Bulleton near Sumatra as well as in Malaysia and North Vietnam.
There is also plenty of evidence that tin, copper and gold was mined in Irian Jaya, and as we are about to show, the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia.
These were no small operations but the work of many hundreds, even thousands of mineral-seeking colonists, who together with their families and others who joined them along the way, established colonies of long duration, often extending over many generations. These colonies, as in the case of the later Middle-Eastern examples, became so large that they required the establishment of local ruling classes and governments.
The Sumerian mineral-seekers, who ventured to our shores in their massive fleets of ships, as we have seen, would already have known of the mysterious southern continent from their folklore which described it as the land of origin of all mankind, from where their forefathers, the Uru, had first arisen.
Among the various names by which they knew the “Lost Paradise” were Uru and Dilmun. Ancient Sumerian tradition spoke of it as the Holy Land. It was a place of no sickness or death and where everything is clean and bright. Here, the Sumerians believed, was no fresh water until the God Uti provided pure, clear water which turned the land into a paradise with meadows, flowers and fruit trees.
Even though it was the paradise of the gods, one man lived there, a survivor of the great deluge. His name was Utu-nipishtim, the Sumerian Noah. This is significant, for as Uru was the land of origin of humanity and the oldest “Great Flood” mythology originates from here, the Noah myth began in Uruan culture in Australia.
According to the Book of Genesis, whose creation mythology owes much to earlier Sumerian tradition, the ‘lost’ paradise of mankind was Eden, home of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. In reality we are dealing with an entire population rather than two people, and as Uru was the paradise in question we are actually dealing with the Uruans!
And, in the ancient Mesopotamian myth, the deity Ea, the God of fertilising and creative waters produced a son, Marduk, who created the [southern] Paradise by laying a reed upon the face of the waters. He then formed dust and poured it out beside the reed to create the first humans.
The water-worshippers of Eridu believed that the Sun and Moon which rose from the primordial deep, had their origins in the everlasting fire in Ea’s domain at the bottom of the sea; ie the ‘Underworld’ Paradise of Uru. It was from this paradise that a mysterious child [emblematic of a population] came across the [Indian] Ocean to inaugurate a new era of civilisation and instruct the people in how to grow corn and become great warriors.
Berosus of Caldea [270-230 BC] described the coming of a great race of monster beings, half-men and half-fish [ie a maritime people] who, led by a mighty culture-bearer, Oannes, arrived on the shores of the Persian Gulf, to introduce the arts of writing, architecture and agriculture to Mesopotamia. In other words, they were skilled mariners, Gods who introduced civilisation into Mesopotamia and the rest of mankind at the dawn of history – the Uru.
According to Sumerian myths and legends, the Southern Paradise possessed limitless supplies of mineral wealth. These ancient traditions provided the only incentive needed to begin what was to become the greatest migration of the ancient world, and what was surely the greatest [unknown] mining operation in human history, the mining of a single continent, Australia. Sumerian explorers led the way. Evidence of their presence, in the form of stepped temple architecture, can still be seen today in the form of the ziggurat-type structures of Java, Sumatra and Cambodia.
Three earthen 60m tall terraced ziggurat formations are said to exist at a site in the Kimberley region of Western Australia; and another near Armidale in the New England district of northern New South Wales, stands in the vicinity of apparent ancient tin, copper and gold mining operations.
Many cultural diffusionists see the ziggurat influence in the terraced hill fortifications and Sun-worship temples of the Polynesians as far afield as Hawaii and New Zealand, and also point out that it was the only type of temple ever constructed by the Central American Indians.
The ziggurat was a terraced form of mound temple which became synonymous with Sumer, Akkad, Babylon and Assyria and was built in Mesopotamia from around the first half of the 3rd millennium to 800 BC. They usually had a temple on the summit, used by the priests for both solar worship ceremonies and astronomical observations.
They were erected with each of their four sides facing the four points of the compass – a feature of the Australian examples and also many of those found in New Zealand and elsewhere in Polynesia. The New England, New South Wales example stands so far inland from the coast that pack animals, and oxen pulling wheeled carts, seem to have been the only form of transportation possible to move the locally-mined precious metals to the nearest river or coastal base.
Ancient clay tablets and rock inscriptions from the “land of the two rivers” found since last century, suggest the land of Uru was explored and settled by mineral-seeking Sumerians and their families stretching back at least 5,000 years.