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Il Cielo





by Luca Scantamburlo

Last 25th of September 2006 the prestigious Milanese newspaper Corriere della Sera sold by bookstall distribuited, at the price of 12.90 Euro plus the cost of the journal, the encyclopaedic text entitled Il Cielo (which in Italian means The Sky), by Rizzoli Junior and carried out by the Istituto Geografico De Agostini, but partly come from the Encyclopaedia of Discovery by Weldon Owen Inc.                        
  The book by Rizzoli Junior, hard-bound and composed by 317 colour pages, is well bound and is subdivided in seven sections, which are the following: the "Great Dictionary of Sky and Universe", "Knowing the Sky", "The Flight", "Stars and Planets, "Dates and Data", "Photogaphic Ways" e "To read and to see".  The clear and simple language, considering the teenager target, does not renounce to the terminological and conceptual rigour. Therefore I suggest the reading of it not only to the youth, but also to the adults who love the astronomical divulgation.

  Moreover a very remarkable thing is that in the section "Stars and Planets" (see the chapter "Our neighbours") at the page 233 there is a paragraph entitled <<Il decimo pianeta non è una novità>>, which means in Italian "The Tenth Planet is not a news": the Italian members of the editorial staff talk about the ancient knowledge of the Solar System in the Sumerian Cosmogony, and they write:

<<[...] il sistema solare contava tutti i pianeti a noi noti oltre a Tiamat e Nibiru. Quest'ultimo sarebbe il pianeta più lontano del Sistema [...]>>.

Translating from Italian into English we have:

<<[...] the solar system counted all the planets we know besides Tiamat and Nibiru. The last one would be the farthest planet of the system [...]>> .

  With regard of Anunnaki, the authors tell they were the inhabitants of such a very distant world beyond Pluto, a sort of "an issue of semidivine Giants". This mention to Nibiru and his intelligent creatures is a courageous choice by the Italian editorial staff of Istituto Geografico De Agostini. What a pity they have not been enough precise in telling the origin of the Earth and of the Asteroidal Belt: they did not originate from a collision among Nibiru and Tiamat, but from a clash between one of Nibiru's satellites and Tiamat. And as a matter of fact they have forgotten to name Zecharia Sitchin, a Russian historian and linguist author of essay The 12th Planet (1976, USA), in which there is the analysis, supported by documents, of the tale of Enuma Elish, The Epic of Creation (see The Seven Tablets of Creation by Leonard W. King, 1902).

  Apart from that, the recent Italian publication is a notable step forward for the spreading of the frontier researches.

© Luca Scantamburlo
October 21, 2006

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