Seeing the Sun
From Genesis Revisited
by Zecharia Sitchin
When we can see the Sun with the naked eye, as at dawn or at sunset, it is a perfect disc. Even when viewed with telescopes, it has the shape of a perfect globe. Yet the Sumerians depicted it as a disc with triangular rays extending from its round surface, as seen on cylinder seal VA/243 (Plate B and Fig. 6a). Why?
In 1980 astronomers of the High Altitude Observatory of the University of Colorado took pictures of the Sun with a special camera during an eclipse observed in India. The pictures revealed that because of magnetic influences, the Sun's corona gives it the appearance of a disc with triangular rays extending from its surface - just as the Sumerians had depicted millennia earlier.
(Plate B & fig. 6a)
In January 1983, I brought the
"enigmatic representation" on the Sumerian
"Thank you for your letter of January 25."
"What you have to say is most
interesting, and we may well be able
"In addition to the many puzzles posed
by this depiction," I had written
Is it the need to acknowledge the source of Sumerian knowledge
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