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Ubaid Lizardmen Source: CC by SA 4.0

Ancient Reptilians: The Unanswered Mystery of the 7,000-Year-Old Ubaid Lizardmen

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It is a commonly accepted view in mainstream archaeology that civilization started in ancient Mesopotamia with the great civilization of Sumer in what is now modern-day Iraq. However, at the beginning of the 20th century, archaeologists excavating at Tell Al’Ubaid in Iraq made an unusual discovery when they unearthed several 7,000-year-old artifacts which appear to represent humanoid figures with reptilian features.

Examples of the Ubaid lizardmen discovered in Iraq. (Mary Harrsch / CC BY 2.0)

Examples of the Ubaid lizardmen discovered in Iraq. (Mary Harrsch / CC BY 2.0)

Understanding Ubaidian Culture

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 of the Ubaidians included large T-shaped houses, open courtyards, paved streets, as well as food processing equipment. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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. Sumerian texts explain that Ur was believed to be the first city.

Tell al-Ubaid is a small tell discovered near Ur in southern Iraq. (David Stanley / CC BY 3.0)

Tell al-Ubaid is a small tell discovered near Ur in southern Iraq. (David Stanley / CC BY 3.0)

Discovering Ubaid Lizardmen Figurines at Tell Al’Ubaid

The main site where the unusual artifacts 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 kilometer (0.3 mi) in diameter and two meters (6.56 ft) above ground. First excavated by Harry Reginald Hal in 1919, male and female figurines were found in different postures. Most of the figurines appear to be wearing a helmet and have some kind of padding on the shoulders.

Other figurines were found to hold a staff or scepter, 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.

Lizard-headed nude woman nursing a child, from Ur, Iraq, c. 4000 BC, now at Iraq Museum. (Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Lizard-headed nude woman nursing a child, from Ur, Iraq, c. 4000 BC, now at Iraq Museum. (Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ubaid Lizardmen: The Prehistoric Lizard Figurines

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 Ubaid lizardmen 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, supposedly an ancient secret society. Is there a link between the symbol of the snake and the representations of lizards? For now, these questions remain unanswered.

Top image: Ubaid Lizardmen Source: CC by SA 4.0



I think those figurines with normal bodies & posture etc are probably related to whatever religion they were following at the time. there are no written texts anywhere to give any hints as to what they meant, but considering how much fancy stuff humans seemed to create over millenia, I don’t find myself the least bit surprised that some ancient cult thought long headedness & snake like faces was cute, or these were the representation of their imagined Gods ! Once  you think of them in that light they have no real mystery. That culture thought they were important & made multiples - maybe each family had it’s own ‘God’ figurine ?  IOW we don’t have to start assuming there were actual beings around that looked like them !

@ Pete Wagner:  Completely concur.  The mysogony in todays archeaology will not even allow them to identify these statues as LizardWomen; which they obviously portray; unless todays male archaeologist can in fact ‘breast feed’??

Indeed; no one gets paid to admit the truth 

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The figurines depicts elongated skulls

I think people are letting this T.V. and conspiracy world seep into their percieved reality.. at firsr glance of the cover figurine i see a black woman with dreadlocks wearing traditional desert/religious clothing with her face shielded by a traditional egyptian style mask and breastfeeding what appeara to be a female baby as well. If no mention of lizard people i would have only slightly noted the child was depicted with a little bit of a resemblance..hmm

According to Ra who was channeled by Carla Rueckert that the Annunaki have been going back in time and planting artifacts to hide our true history. You can not trust them and the history they are trying to establish. They are trying to get everyone to believe that the Lizards who are the Annunaki were here first and created humans. This is false. The Earth's name was Tiamat, it was attacked and part of Tiamat makes up the Asteroid belt. There was no such planet named Maldek that is false information. There were light beings here that were captured and genetically lobotomized and lowered in frequency to enslave.


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