On or about June 12, 2006 during a routine patrol of ancient sites in southern Iraq. Members of the US Army's 260th Quartermaster Battalion made what some are calling "The greatest archaeological find of all time."
Quickly transferred to nearby Talil Air Base the find was brought to London where a panel of Near Eastern scholars and linguists were assembled to analyze it.
Almost two years later...
Many panel members are upset. They say the US and British governments have re-nagged on an agreement to share the discovery with the world.
Despite the worst consequences possible, some panel members are talking.
The find, which they call, "extraordinary" and having, "considerable repercussions for many universally held beliefs" is described as an oblong copper box containing several broken tablets written in Sumerian.
Largely unreadable one fragment scholars have translated tells the story of Ziusudra the antediluvian Noah.
In the surviving 64 lines Ziusudra warns of another "deluge" and reference is made to plans for another ark. A craft intended to aid human colonization of Nibiru a planet whose orbit brings it in the vicinity of Uranus every 3500 years.
Nibiru will again orbit past Uranus in the year 2012.
Insiders say the US and British governments are spending millions on restoration technologies and that the discovery has set off a frantic search for more tablets. Evidence on the ground supports these claims.
As of mid March 2008, six copies of the translation have surfaced in various cities around the world:
This is the seventh