PRESS RELEASE/BREAKING NEWS
THE GRAVE OF SARGON THE GREAT AND THE BURIED CITY OF AKKAD MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND!!
PROFESSOR CATHERINE ACHOLONU
We have been studying the pottery and bronze inscriptions on the hundreds of artifacts and potsherds excavated by Thurstan Shaw at Igbo Ukwu and have demonstrated that they are mostly letters found in orthographies of almost every ancient Middle Eastern civilization. The direction of borrowing is more than obvious. The result of this study is carefully catalogued in our latest publication in the series
–The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam
–The Celestial City of the Gods of Egypt and India (2010). Armed with these findings, the Catherine AcholonuResearch Center, Abuja, Nigeria, hereby calls on the British Museum authorities to release for autopsyand proper dating, the remains of the monarch whose partially decayed bones were excavated in IgboUkwu in 1950 by Thurstan Shaw.
The monarch’s bones were partially preserved through contact with rows of copper wires adorning his
arms and legs. He wore a copper crown engraved with the official emblem of Sargon the Great, aforehead Sun-disc, a breastplate of copper and a regalia strung with one hundred and eleven thousandcoloured carnelian beads! Other emblems of Sargon the Great and his royal line taken from Igbo Ukwuwere: a Roped Bronze Vase. The roped design consists of quadrangles
the official emblem of Sargonthe Great; an Alter Stand with the image of a man and a woman standing back to back. The man bears two other Sargon emblems on his forehead and on his belly-button, one of which is a double concentriccircle.The cache of goods excavated in Igbo Ukwu would fill two museums. A few of the artifacts are located inNigerian museums, but the bulk of them are hidden away in the British Museum and Nigerians are notallowed to access them. The civilization in question, like all other Sumerian civilizations in Nigeria, isoutside living memory of the natives of Igbo land, and only exists in long forgotten folklore. Theexcavated city of Akkad was found four to five meters deep beneath the foundations of buildings of thepresent town of Igbo Ukwu. Natives still dig up grooved pottery and bronze-wares while digging cisternsin every part of the town, as well as in the neighboring town of Oraeri up to this very day. This indicatesa thriving civilization in its time. The Igbo Ukwu bronze casting method differs from other Nigerian Bronzes in the use of Tin
–Technique employed by the Sumerian Chaldeans; and in the use of the lost wax method. Igbo Ukwu bronze is also in a class of its own in the delicacy and exquisitely ornate natureof its designs. We have identified the locations of other lost cities of Pre-Historic and Pre-Deluge Sumerin various parts of Nigeria, as well as various landmarks that feature in Sumerian literature andmythology. Sumerians sought to duplicate landmarks from their original homeland in their new places of abode. Accordingly, the Niger-Benue confluence rivers of their Olden Texts gave way to the Tigris and Euphrates confluence rivers in their new cities in Babylon and Mesopotamia.(Ref: Sumeria, Egypt, West Africa and the Garden of Eden. Prof. Catherine Acholonu)