Origins of Sumer
Although several locations throughout the Armenian Highlands hosted advanced civilizations that were much older than Sumer, international academia considers Sumer to be the world's first advanced human civilization. The Sumerians were not the world's oldest civilization. They were, however, the most advanced civilization recorded in the ancient world. According to Sumerian texts, the Armenian Highlands were considered to be a sacred locality, a mythical place where gods dwelt. There are also indicators that Sumerians themselves had originated in the vicinity of the Armenian Highlands and were perhaps survivors of a great flood that had occurred in the region. Some who are well versed in ancient history may have heard that the Sumerians spoke a "Turkic" language. The proposition by some western academics that Sumer was a Turkic language was simply based on the agglutinative characteristics of the language spoken in Sumer. Fortunately, modern linguistics and commonsense has now all but abolished the baseless theory in question. Sumerologists now believe that the language spoken in Sumer was either unique (i.e. has no relations to any known languages) or is a Caucasian language. Sadly, the "Turkic" theory about Sumerian gave rise to a Turkish wet dream called the "Sun Language Theory". Nonetheless, although historians today claim that they do not know where the Sumerians originated from, many Armenian historians claim that they originated within the Armenian Highlands, and the following is more-or-less their working theory:
- If the general vicinity of the Armenian Highlands hosted the oldest known advanced human settlements on earth, settlements predating Sumerian settlements, then logic would dictate that Sumerians emerged from Asia Minor, or the Caucasus. Even before the dawn of Sumerian civilization, various localities within the Armenian Highlands such as Metsamor, Shenkavit, Karahunj, Catal Huyuk and Gobekli Tepe were already prominent cities known for their urban planning, art, theology, astronomy and metallurgy.
- According to Sumerian texts, some of their national gods and goddesses had a close connection to the Armenian Highlands.
- Sumerian beliefs suggest that they thought life originated within the Armenian Highlands. This belief is echoed by the Sumerian epic tale pertaining to the biblical great deluge.
- Depictions of Sumerians resemble Armenian phenotypes.
- Sumerians seem to have built pyramid shaped temples called ziggurats upon the flat topography of Mesopotamia (similar to the ancient Egyptians) primarily to mimic sacred mountains.
- The famous Sumerian epic tale of ARATTA describes the cultural and economic relationship between Sumer and the Armenian Highlands.
- Moreover, the Armenian language shares over a hundred words with the now extinct Sumerian language, evidence that the two contemporary nations had intimate contact with each other in the ancient world.