Sumerian VA243 Tablet

Was Sitchin On To Something?

Most everyone has heard of Zecharia Sitchin who wrote about Planet 12 in his books regarding Nibiru and the Anunnaki.  He claimed to be able to read the Cuneiform clay tablets though that wasn’t his primary training. In the upper left section of the VA-243 image there is a group of circles arranged in a peculiar order around what appeared to him to be the sun.

In modern times there is now available translations which do indicate some of his story to be well founded.  But his technical support for the planet theory was pretty lacking and not convincing to a lot of scholars, who incidentally mostly didn’t really have any technical background either.  The general trend has been to try and prove or disprove the Sitchin Theory based on typical archeological historical background which has grown forward in time based on correlation of pottery shards and other evidence dug up for the last couple centuries.

In work done by Karel Donk, an IT person in Suriname, S.A. at  he expresses using raster imaging of the Va243 image. ( )  He collected data for the diameters of the planets, made up a diameter for Nibiru and then the sun.  He then took the Log base 10 of these for one chart.  He then imported the raster image into image software and counted the pixels he thought best represented the diameter of the circles on the VA243 image.

If the image is imported into Autosketch or some other CAD software, then the lines all have reference and can be measured using three-point circles, lines and angles.  This provides a repeatable technical strategy that can be confirmed or denied by others in the technical world.

Using three-point circle technology one can pick and choose three points that are more precisely determined without the interference from shadows and shiny spots that distort the image minutely.  Finding the edge of a raster image can be tricky since sometimes the pixel is partially darkened and sometimes not. Karel Donk uses two different data series to try and make some type of average.  But make no mistake, the idea for the analysis comparing the log of diameters to the diameters of the circles was all his as far as I know. The analysis herein will just take it a few steps further.

The image below from is marked in the same order as Karel Donk but with some additional precision.  Only a small portion of the confirming mathematics of design intent is discussed here.

The lines above are made thicker in order to be seen in the image.  In reality, the lines are infinitely thin and the background image can be clearly defined at the edges of circles. The linear lines use the centers of the circles which provide a huge averaging methodology and precision.
Below one can see four graphs.  The bottom is the raw Autosketch data in fractions of an inch.  That data is multiplied by a constant to make it print up near the planet diameter data.  One can see that the slopes are the same.  Since the planet diameters make a serious increase when going from solid to gaseous, the constant in the Autosketch data was increased proportionately.  The only serious deviation is for Saturn and that may be due to whether one includes the rings in the diameter or not.
In small print the correlation coefficient of 0.988 for the solid planets and 0.95698 for the gaseous planets is provided. A correlation coefficient greater than 0.95 is considered to demonstrate a real relationship.  A curve fitting operation shows that the Autosketch data fits a curve more precisely than can be measured.  The circle radii were definitely not chosen at random.  And the precision of the “roundness” indicates a great effort was made to make them representative of something.

Similar to the Titius-Bode equation (see ) the planet distances demonstrate some type of linear order with three zones of planets.  The solid planets are circled below in red and the outer gaseous planets in green.  Both are very linear straight lines.  Jupiter seems to connect the two groups also in a linear fashion.  The data is from the Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac relating the 2000 epoch.
The VA243 partial image representing the solar system may actually be from a larger image more focused on just this portion. The purpose of this artwork may be to call attention to such matters as the diagram below.

While Sitchin had a brother who was an astronomer, there doesn’t seem to be any technical support for why he thought these circles represented the solar system in spite of the fact that they do.
As a child in the cub scouts I made something like this cylinder seal.  One smears ink material on a smooth block with the image on it and then runs a wooden cylinder over it.  Then using a handheld small router, the wood is chewed off the cylinder in the right places to re-create the artwork.  If one wants to make a roller for clay, the indentations have to have the proper taper to release the clay carefully such that the vacuum doesn’t suck up bits and pieces of the clay and damaging the image.  The design and fabrication are not simple processes.
If the sun circle is about an inch in diameter, the other circles carved on the stone are only fractions of an inch and must be very precise in order to carry the curved surface carving onto the flat surface clay. The curved surface contributes to the successful image transfer versus say a flat mold which pulls a vacuum as it is removed and can tear out pieces of the surface clay.
Combining Planet Radii with Distance from Sun
Now knowing which planet is which in the image, the other data such as sun to planet distance and planet to planet angles can be measured. It was noted early that the smaller planets were further from the sun than the larger planets, pretty much the opposite of reality. In real life, the planets are so spread out that placing them to scale requires a huge piece of paper the size of a football field or more.  Since the reality cannot be used, shrinking the distances can use any methodology that serves the purpose of the basic message.
Below reading from right to left where the radii are repeated in blue, then to the left in green are the lengths of the red radial lines from the sun to the body center.  Next is a column of ln(radial / radius) / radius which is not used until far below.
To the left in tan are the angles of the red radial lines using only movement in counter-clockwise rotation.  In other words, the angle of 5.1126179 is measured from earth up to Pluto.  Similarly, the next two angles are measured earth up to the earth moon and onto Mercury and on around to Mars.  However one should note Venus is beyond 360 degrees at 467.028 and so on as some are more than three revolutions.  This is very important as the sine function goes negative and back to positive at these large angles.

One can see the results in the orange plot of the sine function towards the bottom.  This is about as close to a sine wave function as you can get using this type of rough data input.  There are likely many reasons for this high tech image.
One might compare the fitting of all the equatorial radii (diameters) to the circles in the VA243 is like solving a 12 letter password.  In the first drawing, if the green circle radii (Autosketch uses radii instead of diameters) is changed even 10%, it no longer fits the image.  Assuming the radius must be within at least 10% then the probability of say 9 planets and the sun having a fit is say two chances in say only 10, then the probability would be one in (2/10)^10 = one in almost 10 million. There can be little doubt these circles represent the log of radii of the planets and therefore do indeed suggest an undiscovered planet. In this limited scope, Zecharia Sitchin’s passionate idea was absolutely right, though unsupported by any evidence that he presented.
The reader might ask how could people 4000 years ago know all the diameters when even my Encyclopedia Britannica of 1987 vintage gives serious differences.  One needs to remember until Voyager and other space craft flew out of the solar system, the knowledge of the outer planets was pretty inaccurate.
There are recent modern theories that the sun and solar system is not the perfect gravitational system mainstream science thinks it is. The theory of the Electric Universe can be studied at and is a fairly complex set of analyses of the impact of electrostatic and magnetic forces other than the ones we are normally accustomed to.
There is evidence that this image not only was perfectly executed but that it also contains information far beyond what we have command of today.  This is not unlike the Arkaim Image Analysis seen at
Back to Sitchin
The Sitchin Theory emphasizes a 3600 years cycle, though he says it could be shorter by cosmic interactions too complex to explain to the natives of the time.  In my numerous searches of modern day Sumerian Texts, I have found nothing that describes anything referencing 3600 which would be in base 60 terms as in the Plimpton 322 tablet. (see
In the Sitchin books “The Lost Book of Enki” he clearly intended to make it a fictional book though many believe it was a translation.  The use of NASA language widely used when Sitchin wrote the book such as “Mission Control Center” should have been a clue to his readers.  His niece, Jan Sitchin, clearly states that it was fictionalized but based on volumes of related evidence.   It is not likely that any alien visiting earth from afar used anything similar to our rocket technology.
The Comet (dark star=70% solar mass) 1680 cycles every 575.5 years but it could easily have a smaller planet orbiting around it which may lag so far behind that it rarely gets close to earth, except maybe every 6 cycles at 575.5 yrs = 3453 years.  That planet might not get much heat from our sun, but white dwarfs are thought to still be pretty hot and with proper insulation could keep a planet warm with the flexing of the crust due to gravity much like Jupiter does with some of its moons. A collapsed star would be relative unaffected by passing near the sun and many of the exoplanets being discovered in recent times seem to lean towards having a binary star relationship.
Our closest binary star pair is Sirius with the major operating star Sirius A is about double the mass of our sun and the mass of Sirius B is about equal to our sun mass but of course at a collapsed density it is but a mere fraction of our solar radius. However, the temperature of the collapsed white dwarf is about 3 times the temperature of Sirius A. If Comet 1680 has a similar high temperature, that may keep any planets in orbit around it warm enough to support life. The type of radiation from a collapsed star may be entirely different than the radiation from our sun.
Most of the matter that we know anything about has a tiny nucleus and then electrons 10,000,000 diameters out from the nucleus.  All the radiation we currently experience comes from the change in energy of those electrons.  A collapsed star to say a neutron star has only neutrons and their density is very high measured in tons per cubic centimeter.  We have no idea what the environment around a dark star would be like.
The Anunnaki were said by Sitchin to be interested in collecting gold for their planet. Numerous real Sumerian texts talk about trips by sea around the southeastern corner of Africa. Lots of civilizations are attracted to gold but I don’t recall any other reference to making major ocean journeys primarily to collect gold until the more modern times. Sitchin became convinced they were mining in the mines of South Africa but that is unlikely since there was too much other gold far easier to collect than digging a deep mine.
If the orbit of Comet 1680 is tipped 60 degrees to the Solar System ecliptic, then the chance of it hitting or coming close to the outer planets is greatly reduced compared with an orbit within the ecliptic.  That event would also greatly decrease the chances of a close encounter with earth on most passes.

The angles can be plotted atop a computer generated image from Hplanet software by John Walker (founder of Autodesk and ACAD products) and it demonstrates that there will be a time when that arrangement of planet positions will occur.  In the top left below, the VA243 angles indicate how it would look in the proper aspect of distances relative to each other. Note that the Sumerian image is a much more balanced configuration compared to what existed July 30, 2018. The image below can be copied to picture software and zoomed up to see the inner planets better.
A computer program will be written to look for when the VA243 planet position pattern may occur in the future.  There is indication from the Arkaim Site analysis (see  that something horrific happens  around 3407 AD and that is about 3 cycles of 575.5 years from 1680.
In the full image of VA243, the partial image analyzed above is positioned between the heads of two of the three people.  The role of the solar system image may be to certify the authenticity of the seal like what we put on our money.  There is nothing on our dollar bill to speak of Egypt except there is the Pyramid in shining glory.
The printout of angle data is shown top left below.  The sum of the data divided by 16 (halved 4 times) and then the decimal moved for reader convenience to show how precisely the data imitates the earth sidereal year of 365.25636.  This may be a sort of checksum to draw attention and the right figure shows the typical printout of a heartbeat monitoring device.
Returning now to the tan data in the chart far above, there had to be some reason for the radial distances from the sun to the planets for being what they were.  When the natural log of the ratio of radius / radial was then further divided by the radial again, the curve fit chart below resulted, indicating something was related.
So the radius of the planet divided by the sun to planet distance in au taken to the natural log and then divided by the radial distance again gives the chart.
In the chart below one can see there is linear solar system order where we have not expected it to exist.  The yellow data is Venus thru Jupiter.  The red is Saturn connected before and after planets and the green is Uranus thru Pluto. 
The red is actually three planets…..Jupiter to Saturn….Saturn to Uranus.
If the planets collected randomly as current astronomical models predict, these linear relationships should not exist.  Nothing has been changed from published data for the 2000 epoch from the Supplemental to the Astronomical Almanac.  So was somebody trying to tell us something? Or is this the nature of the authenticity symbol?

The sum of the yellow divided by the sum of green is 39.9988 which is probably closer to 40 than the data accuracy.  The sum of the data including the last yellow, Jupiter in red and the first green (represents the red line) is a number such that 10 divided by that number and then taken to 1/6 power, then divided by 4 gives .2997934 which is remarkably close to the digits for the speed of light at .299792458.  It would seem there could be some important reason why the solar system image points to this set of data.
In the overall image of VA-243 below, one can see the human-like creatures are definitely not human as we know human.  Typical scholars would say, without evidence, that these are gods as imagined by humans.  No human then or now could come up with the solar system image analyzed above and likely no human could have ever put the precision into the image.  So in all likelihood the image was made by somebody such as pictured in the image below.
Either the person seated is wearing high heels or else his feet are quite different from earthlings.  While the middle person has moderate heels, the left person has no heels.  It appears that this cylinder seal is something like a marriage certificate or a certificate authorizing the left person to operate officially like a tax collector.  The middle person is his representative (maybe a father) and he is holding the left person’s left hand and pointing to it with his other hand. The most high ranking person is seated and is about to pass some type of judgement.
All appear to be wearing something more akin to skirts.  There appears to be something like extreme neck muscles and it is not clear if there are five fingers or three. The clarity of such a small image indicates some very advanced clay composition and cylinder seal precision. The waist of all three folks is quite slender.
The Christian Bible is a good example of historical records that have been analyzed to no end with at least dozens of differing opinions as to the complete meaning.  Scholars do not appear to be homing in on the whole Sumerian story, but most of them agree that Sitchin’s theory is not it. However, he was absolutely right about his passionate interpretation of the solar system portion of the image.
If Comet 1680 turns out to be a white dwarf, no life can exist on something that dense.  The gravity would simply not allow it and the temperature never cools enough.  But it could have a planet or two that could support life.  Orbiting a white dwarf might require a specialty atmosphere for protection against unhealthy radiation. At temperature three times the sun, there is no telling what type of radiation may be present and perhaps gold in the atmosphere would provide some protection that we don’t really know about, yet. 
Recently folks at CalTech have been researching the Kuiper Belt objects which appear to have been disturbed by some large body, yet unfound but likely to be found fairly soon. 
If Sitchin had some type of vision he may actually be fairly close to what happened. He was right about the following:
1.    The image does represent the solar system
2.    There is an indication of his 12th planet based on counting earth’s moon and it will be discovered fairly soon, maybe in a few years.
3.    There is evidence of the Sumerians collecting gold from afar.
4.    The image looks like aliens
5.    If there were aliens, they had advanced technologies
6.    We know that Sumerian farming, mathematics and technologies advanced in a short period of time during the Sumerian age.
7.   The whole idea of clay tablets shows they knew our modern media like video tape and magnetic storage only last a couple decades and even modern paper deteriorates in a relatively short time period of a few centuries.
In short, he was more right than wrong.  He just didn’t know how to prove it.
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Jim Branson
Retired Professional Engineering Manager