The Anunnaki: Myth Of Ancient Deities That Predate History And Supposedly Created Humanity

Detail of the Sumerian ruler from the British Museum's collection. (CM Dixon/Print Collector/Getty Images)

If you've ever watched the History Channel's Ancient Aliens or similar TV shows, you've probably heard some wild-haired guy talk about the Anunnaki, a collection of gods that appear in the mythology of the ancient Babylonians, Sumerians, and Assyrians. These pseudo-archaeologists have investigated the tales associated with the Anunnaki and come to a startling conclusion: that they were a race of aliens that populated the Earth.