THE 34TH DAY T MINUS ONE TWO THREE ELEVEN: THE DYNASTY OF ERECH IN SUMER, THE SECOND DYNASTY AFTER THE FLOOD OF UT-NAPISHTIM AND THE CURIOUS PHONETIC LINK WITH THE FOUNDING OF ATHENS AND ITS FIRST KING

ONE, We read in the The Sumerians, by C. Leonard Woolley, nineteen sixty-five, that the second dynasty of Sumerian kings after the flood, note, after the flood, is the Dynasty of ERECH, with the kings list marking twelve names in a rule lasting two-thousand three-hundred ten years. Why is this important, the Erechtheion of Athens, on the Acropolis and adjacent to the Parthenon, the first king of Athens raised by Athena herself, Erechtheus, indeed, from the land of corn, is the legendary figure of ancient Greece and there alone, at least until we read The Sumerians by Wolley, not anything but a text rigidly in line with establishment academia and part of the British-American undertaking in ancient Babylon that first made heavy inroads into the excavation of Sumer, and the constituent city-states of Mesopotamia.

TWO, Do we read into Wolley this much. Yes, we do. Why? Because Wolley is classically trained and is likely the translator of any Sumerian language, or at least is very close by. So unless the phonetic cognates in both Greek and ancient Sumerian, let’s just call it cuneiform, work out to ERECH in English, someone in the translation department of the University of Pennsylvania, indeed a repository of much ancient knowledge, or the British Museum made the purposeful decision to use ERECH as the name of the second Sumerian dynasty after the flood. Why do we care, because it is not until the Dynasty of ERECH that Wolley provides sensible time-frames for kings to rule, indeed, it is not until the sixth king, Ur-dNungal, no spelling error, that a reign of less than one or more human lifetimes is encountered, which is to say, he apparently reigned for thirty-years. His predecessor “Gilgamish lord of Kullab” ruled for “126 years” and his predecessor before that, “(The god) Dumuzi the fisher-man” ruled for “100 years”, and before that twelve-hundred years, so on and so forth back to the flood and before. This is consistent with Egyptian pre-dynastic chronology whereby kings ruled for idiotic lengths of time, indeed, we said it, idiotic.

THREE, Do we perceive that the same force that founded Athens, at least at the beginning of recorded history, founded Sumer as well. Yes, please.