Lizardmen - Ubaid

The Unanswered Mystery of 7,000-year-old Ubaid Lizardmen

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It is a commonly accepted view in mainstream archaeology that civilization started in Iraq, in ancient Mesopotamia with the great civilization of Sumeria . However, there is an archaeological discovery at the Al Ubaid archaeological site, where many pre-Sumerian 7,000-year-old artefacts were found, depicting humanoid figures with lizard characteristics.

The Ubaidian culture is a prehistoric culture in Mesopotamia that dates between 4000 and 5500 BC. As with the Sumerians, the origins of the Ubaidian people is unknown. They lived in large village settlements in mud-brick houses and they had developed architecture, agriculture and farmed the land using irrigation. The domestic architecture included large T-shaped houses, open courtyards, paved streets, as well as food processing equipment. Some of these villages began to develop into towns, temples began to appear, as well as monumental buildings such as in Eridu, Ur and Uruk, the major sites of the Sumerian Civilization.  According to the Sumerian texts, Ur was believed to be the first city.

The main site where the unusual artefacts were discovered is called Tell Al’Ubaid – although figurines were also found in Ur and Eridu. The Al’Ubaid site is a small mound of about half a kilometre in diametre and two meters above ground. The site was first excavated by Harry Reginald Hal in 1919 . Male and female figurines were found in different postures and in most of the figurines, they appear to be wearing a helmet and have some kind of padding on the shoulders. Other figurines were found to hold a staff or sceptre, possibly as a symbol of justice and ruling. Each figurine has a different pose but the strangest of all is that some female figurines hold babies suckling milk, with the child also represented as a lizard-type creature.

The figurines are presented with long heads, almond shaped eyes, long tapered faces and a lizard-type nose. What exactly they represent is completely unknown. According to archaeologists, their postures, such as a female figure breast-feeding, do not suggest that they were ritualistic objects. So what did these lizard figures represent?

Whatever they were, they appear to have been important to the ancient Ubaidian people. We know that the Serpent was a major symbol used in many societies to represent a number of gods, for example, the Sumerian god Enki, and the snake was used later on as the symbol for the brotherhood of the Snake, as William Bramley discusses. Is there a link between the symbol of the snake and the representations of lizards?  For now, these questions remain unanswered.

By John Black

Related Links

The Ubaid Period

Ancient Lizard Figurines

The Chalcolithic Period Mesopotamia


As an American, I have to admit that I do have issues with reptiles breast feeding... Reptiles don't have breasts!

Yes, I believe this is the Ur of Abraham's father.

Maintstream arhaeology is wrong then, it appears the more that you give it that label, the more erroneous it becomes. We have found older civilisations than that of Sumer, we just do not know as much about the other sites, and have less records and artifacts than we do from Sumer. There is a site in North America that is a few thousand years older than Sumer, located in the NW regions of the United States and SW Canada. This is not the only instance where mainstream archaeology has been wrong. Now I am not saying underground archaeology, no pun intended :) is always right either.

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Hah! "Underground Archaeology", lol. That's awesome.

According to the Nag Hammadi cuneiform texts of the ancient Sumerians, they described two alien beings that were known as Archons. This is from John Lash's website, Meta History:

"Physical descriptions of Archons occur in several Gnostic codices. Two types are clearly identified: a neonate or embryonic type, and a draconic or reptilian type. Obviously, these descriptions fit the Greys and Reptilians of contemporary reports to a T. Or I should say, to an ET."

You can also find an array of links about reptilians by doing a search for that term in the Biblioteca Pleyades portal:


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