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Invoking Power of the Sumerian Anunnaki – Babylonian Magic and Mesopotamian Neopaganism

Raw Power. Real Magic. Primordial. Nearly Forgotten… The path of true Babylonian magic is a spiritual dedication to the Sumerian Anunnaki, a path once seemingly inaccessible—beyond our reach and understanding. Get ready… Because for this first time in thousands of years… The “New Age” path of Mesopotamian Neopaganism is in reach and ready to be understood!


Rediscover the most ancient magical system on earth within the Mardukite Year-3 cycle, secretly recorded on cuneiform tablets thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia! PRACTICAL BABYLONIAN MAGIC by Joshua Free includes revised and rewritten materials from “Magan Magic–the Enuma Elish,” “The Complete Book of Marduk by Nabu,” “The Maqlu Ritual Book” and “Enochian Magic & the Kabbalah” all in one volume! Esoteric hardcover collector’s edition also available as Joshua Free’s NECRONOMICON-THE ANUNNAKI GRIMOIRE, or in the newly revised NECRONOMICON: ANUNNAKI SPELLBOOK (POCKET EDITION) that abridges materials specifically from “The Complete Book of Marduk by Nabu,” and “The Maqlu Ritual Book.”


The most ancient pure streams of mystical practice differ greatly from those more “Western” approaches popularly revived in modern “New Age” and metaphysical movements. Occult revivals tend to emphasize a focus only on elements that can be superimposed onto existing forms of modern magical practice or the esoteric obsession with obscure and popular “grimoires” that yield their best results in the form of self-delusion and thought-forms born from mental masturbation. Commonly, the seventh tablet of the Enuma Eliš—“Fifty Names of Marduk”—(Mardukite Tablet-F) is revived in exclusion to the remaining lore, isolated as a modern “spellbook” or short-cut variety to tapping the total power of the greater “Mardukite” Mesopotamian legacy.

Several modern occult “writers” have demonstrated that the “Grimoire of Fifty Names” may be successfully employed by operators for strictly ceremonial magic forms of “spellcraft”—much like the more famous derivatives of the same: such as the Goetia or Keys of Solomon, which for all intents and purposes are rooted in a “Judeo-Christian” paradigm, and are not authentic “pagan” texts. Any real universal power exercised from the Fifty Names is activated by the preceding six tablets, demonstrating an older and more “priestly” methodology than what is traditionally prescribed in modern occult reconstructions. As a spiritual prerequisite, the six preceding tablets directly correlate to the first six gates that bring the seeker to the footsteps of Marduk for initiation and the opportunity to observe him as “Patron of Babylon” and King of the Anunnaki gods.

Since the modern inception of Mardukite tradition, a main tenet of the paradigm is repeatedly professed—the spiritual and magical abilities are not ends in themselves, but rather results from a true and faithful “Self-Honest” relationship with Anunnaki beings and the cosmic wisdom they definitely guard.

Invoking the “Incantation of Marduk”—or “Incantation of Eridu,” as it is also called, is among the most prominent and widely revived aspects of the ancient Babylonian (Mardukite) tradition. But be aware that doing so strengthens a spiritual connectivity between the practitioner and this specific ancient, raw, and powerful alignment to the Anunnaki. Magic of this tradition is a “holy magic,” originally reserved to a select group that maintained “higher” understandings of the universe and mythic symbols used to represent this knowledge. It definitively invokes powers of the Anunnaki by “birth-right,” calling on the ancient “covenant” alleged to be “sworn between the gods and man.”

The authentic ancient concepts defined by the ancient “Mardukite” ideal in Babylon is revived today in spirit of work produced by the Mardukite Chamberlains (Mardukite Research Organization)—a group of specific individuals seeking to free humanity from the spiritual and intellectual slavery that keeps us from the Truth, and as a result has kept many of us from a true Self-Honest spiritual evolution. Yes, we are “chamberlains” and stewards of an ancient mystery tradition, but we serve the cause “on commitment” and in dedication to the “Highest,” not as some arbitrarily observed idol-worship in the name of Marduk—which is a commonly made mistake by outsiders and purely academic archaeologists. What’s more—at its most abstract and fundamental level: modern Mardukites seek to prepare the “House of Marduk” and “Temple of Heaven-Earth” as one-to-one with the Self, the Earth and the Cosmos—All-as-One!



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THE SUMERIAN LEGACY – A Guide to Esoteric Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon, Anunnaki

Long-lost secrets of ancient Mesopotamian religion, Anunnaki mythology and mysteries of Babylonian magic are coherently revealed in the first complete esoteric guide to Sumerian archaeology accessible to all readers. From the world renown “Mardukite Research Organization” developed by Joshua Free.

This amazing guide to esoteric archaeology reveals the secret Anunnaki tradition of Babylon, forbidden knowledge lost thousands of years.ago–from the origins of Sumerian civilization in ancient Mesopotamia to the rise of Babylonian magic, mythology and religion.

THE SUMERIAN LEGACY:
A Guide to Esoteric Archaeology

by Joshua Free

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Revised & Updated

World renown expert and Director of the modern “Mardukite Research Organization”–Joshua Free–invites the Seeker on an incredible progressive journey to illuminate the most ancient and inaccessible facets of human history, spirituality and religious tradition on the planet.

For the first time ever, anyone can discover the secrets of the Sumerian Anunnaki and the origins of all physical and metaphysical systems born from the Mesopotamian Mystery Tradition that directly led to Babylonian religion–a unique combination of Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Chaldean lore revealed with perfect clarity for all modern readers: the academic, esoteric and even the “just curious.”

Originally published in two installments as Liber-50 and Liber-51/52, this new commemorative edition of “The Sumerian Legacy” (formerly “Sumerian Religion”) collects some of the most critical contributions from the modern “Mardukite Research Organization” rewritten and revised in combination with amazing new cover graphics by Kyra Kaos.


Materials from the ‘Mardukite Core’ Year-2 cycle are being reissued for the Mardukite 10th Anniversary in two formats. The first one offers the paperback edition of THE SUMERIAN LEGACY featuring the rewritten and revised Liber-50+51/52 works specific to the esoteric archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia. The other format available is a hardcover collector’s edition of the complete GATES OF THE NECRONOMICON ‘Liber-50,51/52,R+555’ cycle of materials edited by Joshua Free. Advance pre-release offers are available by personal arrangement and eBay; also available for preorder wherever books are sold -or- the global public release for both titles is February 28, 2019.


On February 28, 2019, the world witnesses a global release of a completely revised and rewritten hardcover anthology of the Mardukite GATES OF THE NECRONOMICON cycle of materials by Joshua Free, the developer of the original revival of the “Anunnaki Bible” as NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE–also available in this very special commemorative hardcover 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition series!

GATES OF THE NECRONOMICON :
THE SECRET ANUNNAKI TRADITION OF BABYLON

Collector’s Edition – Hardcover

edited by Joshua Free
Complete Year-2 Liber-50,51/52,R+555

10TH ANNIVERSARY
Global Release: February 28, 2019

Sumerian secrets and Mesopotamian mysteries are revealed in the first complete guide to to Babylonian “Mardukite” tradition. An anthology of arcane history, mystical theory and esoteric practices spanning thousands of years. Contains four discourses released as: “The Sumerian Legacy” (formerly “Sumerian Religion”), “Sumerian Traditions” (formerly “Babylonian Myth & Magic”), “Necronomicon Revelations” and “Crossing to the Abyss.”

The definitive follow-up companion to the “Necronomicon: The Anunnaki Bible”

“This amazing source book of esoteric archaeology reveals the secret Anunnaki tradition of Babylon, forbidden knowledge spanning thousands of years–from the Sumerian origins of civilized systems in ancient Mesopotamia to the underground occult traditions of Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Grant, and millions of people who have read Simon’s Necronomicon!”

Whether you choose to read the new edition of GATES OF THE NECRONOMICON -or- THE SUMERIAN LEGACY, Joshua Free, world renown esoteric expert and Director of the modern “Mardukite Research Organization,” invites YOU on an incredible progressive journey to illuminate the most ancient and inaccessible facets of human history, spirituality and religious tradition on the planet.

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A Guide to the Modern Revival of Ancient Mesopotamian Religion | New Babylon

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the modern “Mardukite” inception, Director of the “Mardukite Research Organization”Joshua Free—is taking great strides to reintroduce a new generation of “NexGen” Truth Seekers to the revolutionary New Thought developments released by the “Mardukite Truth Seeker Press” to encourage a modern revival of ancient Mesopotamian religion—using the specific underground tradition of the “Mardukite” Babylonians as a base… such has never been done before on the planet for thousands of years!

Central to efforts for reviving the ancient Mesopotamian traditions and Mardukite Babylonian (including Chaldean and Assyrian) systems of esoteric magic, astronomy and philosophy—the inception of this modern “Mardukite” mystical, spiritual and archaeological revival first emphasizes exploration of the Mesopotamian Mysteries as collected within the once underground source book, developed by the “Mardukite Chamberlains” during their first active year and now revised, re-edited and revisited for a 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover as: NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE edited by Joshua Free.

Joshua Free explains on a recent episode of ‘Mardukite TV’, rebooted on YouTube for the Mardukite 10th Anniversary—

“Although the greater body of our [Mardukite] work is more encompassing and universal than strictly ‘Ancient Near East’ studies, one of the core fundamental topics of esoteric history and tradition that we do focus on is the ‘Source’—the oldest systematized aspects of modern human development—the origins of writing itself; the ability to record history; also the inception of many worldly systems, beliefs, programming and civic aspects, all of which bring us back to the heart of Mesopotamia and the cuneiform tablet records of the Nabu priest-scribes of Babylon. These ‘magicians’ literally used a newly refined language and the ability to record written communication to actually shape human consciousness and beliefs… These systems have continued to remain in the control of higher orders of citizens, business and other authority…”

NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE is a collected works anthology comprised of seven discourses originally released separately to the underground in 2009 (and 2010). It is an unparalleled unequaled modern collection of the most ancient writings on the planet—brought together with the explicit purpose of being used, as relevant today as the day the cuneiform clay tablets were first formed. The book has been prepared for the “every man,” without the need for previous experience or esoteric education—although someone with some will undoubtedly find that it advances their prior gleanings greatly. Those supporters who have taken a step back to see the wide-angle “big picture” source knowledge that this provides and how relevant it is to global history, traditions and civic evolution have found that this paradigm or methodology is superior to all alternatives available to us today.

Many people are familiar with—or are traditionally taught—a limited view of human history, mostly restricted to a classical period of Greeks and Romans, and maybe even a little nod in the direction of the Egyptians. There is little or no attention given to the “less-accessible” and “less understood” sources of these later developments in human civilization—sources that extend back to Mesopotamia, the Anunnaki and the Mardukite Babylonians. Personal feelings and misrepresented politics regarding areas now known as the “Middle East” really do not help matters. Not to mention that current populations in these areas do not observe these ancient traditions either. So, there really was no representation for this path in the “New Age” or any decent source material for an authentic resurgent revival before the Year-1 2009 work of the modern “Mardukite Chamberlains” that is culminated as NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE edited by Joshua Free.

Accept no imitations or substitutions… This is the book you want to get you on your way!

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FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGY — Mardukite 10th Anniversary Reboot featuring “Necronomicon: The Anunnaki Bible”

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the modern “Mardukite” New Thought movement, the Director of “Mardukite Research & Development”Joshua Free—returns to “Mardukite TV” on YouTube for a 10th Anniversary “Reboot” series is dedicated to reintroducing the world to the NexGen work of the “Mardukite Chamberlains” and especially the primary source book of the movement, developed underground over the past decade as— NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE —available as a 10th Anniversary Hardcover Collector’s Edition on October 30, 2018.

NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE
10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover

edited by Joshua Free

Revised and updated complete anthology!
Liber-N,L,G,9+M,W+S
Materials from 7-Books-in-One!
ISBN : 978-0-692-19010-4
Cloth Hardcover with Dustjacket

NECRONOMICON : THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE is a revolutionary contribution toward true “New Age” advancement in authentic historical, mystical and esoteric research. It draws from a unique and unparalleled modern effort combining archaeological findings with the esoteric (“mystical” and “magical”) traditions—forming the backbone of what Truth Seekers are looking for! This book specifically concerns hard to find information about the Sumerians, Babylonians, Akkadians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Egyptians… even including the Yezidic Traditions and Zoroastrianism.

Until the inception of the modern “Mardukite” movement, this information remained in the backwaters of human consciousness—even in the “New Age movement”—because they have not been as accessible as European traditions and other more popular and classical customs and revivals that are more widely accessible today—including even the Egyptians and the Hermetic Mysteries from the Classical Age. NECRONOMICON : THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE revives the heart and soul of humanity directly from the cradle of civilization as a complete cuneiform tablet collection anthology, translated and beautifully presented in its raw and undefiled state.

What sets the modern “Mardukite” organization and movement apart from a lot of others—and also the subject of some controversy—is the fact that it is a balanced combination of the “esoteric” and the “academic” or archaeological. As a New Thought Movement, the modern “Mardukite” methodology is not passive—it is an active movement—balanced coherently in the logic of philosophies and science. For a decade, the organization has operated underground as a collective of NexGen “Truth Seekers” essentially seeking the well-springs of hidden information, historical records, research of cuneiform tablets—which includes “esoteric” (“spiritual” and “mystical”) experimentation. This method of development, under the direction of Joshua Free, has led to the highly effective growth of this paradigm around the world.

NECRONOMICON : THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE reveals the “Ancient Mystery Tradition” as it first appears, when civilization is developing in Mesopotamia. This became the groundwork for later derived “Hermetic Traditions” and the “Underworld Mysteries” and legacy of “Books of the Dead,” not to mention the influences directly on Semitic lore and development of Judeo-Christian tradition, including the “Book of Genesis” and “Book of Enoch” and the entirety of the Kabbalah!

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The Most Ancient Sacred Library… at your fingertips! Once Reserved for the Elite: Secrets of Cosmology-Science-Mysticism… Revealed!

Contemporary understanding of ancient civilizations is botched — pure and simple. Where much is uncovered even today, consistently shifting our opinions and timelines stretching around the globe, it cannot be dismissed that in spite of the myriad of findings and symbols among scattered remains, it is the cuneiform tablet libraries of ancient Mesopotamia (what is now Iraq; formerly Sumer and Babylon) that truly give us the first true writing systems. And although we like to call them “books” today, no such objects existed at that time — instead, an entire tradition of preserving knowledge and scientific mysteries emerged in the form of clay tablets, written in a script-style known as cuneiform (and named for its ‘wedge-shaped’ marks).

NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE (10th Anniversary Seventh Edition)

Prolific author and prodigious mystic and philosopher, JOSHUA FREE, has been actively involved in the underground and so-called “New Age” movement for nearly 25 YEARS, first known as “Merlyn Stone” in the mind-1990’s. His personal occult notebooks as a teenager, such as the “Draconomicon” and especially his “Sorcerer’s Handbook” (with more than 2000 copies in circulation before he was 18 years old), have influenced the development of modern practitioners and their traditions for two decades! Pivotal more-intermediate editions such as “Book of Elven-Faerie” and especially the release of “Arcanum: Great Magical Arcanum” literally launched the modern Mardukite movement more than 10 years ago! But where the subject of the Mardukite resurgence is concerned, the most inseparable of all works by Joshua Free is a literary collection known today as the NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE.

“So, in the ancient Realm we peer into, we find not books, but clay tablets; no bibles, but specialized tablet collections — sometimes kept in wooden or gilded boxes, for the elite class of Mesopotamia were all literate. And “temples” of priest-scribes preserved the most ancient knowledge of cosmology, science and etheric spirituality on clay tablets in cuneiform scripts, some more than 5000 years old today. And these were no obscure symbolic primitive picture-glyphs, but explicitly detailed renderings — albeit quite mystifying to the common-folk of the general population who could not read, who could not decipher the mysteries themselves to the degree of that intellectual dimension. Maintaining an Order to the ancient commonwealth, ceremony, traditions and other culture emerged from this lore, but on a public exoteric level designed primarily for the masses with little direct access or discernment of the cuneiform tablets themselves. Such was, as it always has been, kept closely guarded under the highest or most secret echelons of the Realm, who maintained their own lineage of societies within, albeit also separate and apart from, the surface world. Such is what provides us with the substance to work through this work today under its present guise…[the Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible]” — explains Joshua Free, from a recent “Knowledge Lecture” at the Mardukite Babylon Ancient Astronomy Research Office.

NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE edited by Joshua Free, is now celebrating its release of a 10th Anniversary Seventh Edition, the most complete, economical and accessible printing of the original ‘Mardukite Core’ anthology in a decade, just in time for a (NexGen) new generation of Truth Seekers. Of course, it is essential reading for any Mardukite, but even beyond this specific semantic paradigm, it is a must-read for anyone considering themselves a “Truth Seeker.” It is intriguing and refreshing to see this forgotten lore so painstakingly researched from a perspective that is both anthropological and historical, not to mention mystical and spiritually nourishing.

JOSHUA FREE

As a Mardukite Alumni once commented about the work, “Resulting from a [then] fifteen-year journey into the source of ‘New Age’ metaphysical mysteries of the underground, JOSHUA FREE had fallen upon what appeared to be a pure current-stream back to the sources of the most ancient and coveted Babylonian tradition…”

The “Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible” edited by Joshua Free is quite simply a masterpiece of Mesopotamian magic, spirituality and history, providing a complete collection – a grand symphony of correlated materials – of the most ancient writings on the planet.

NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

The oldest of these Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform tablet records reveal detailed accounts of cosmic history in the universe and on earth, the development of human history and descriptions of world order – all of which were used to maintain spiritual and physical control of humanity – providing to be the predecessor and foundation of global scripture-based religious and mystical traditions thereafter. These raw underground materials have shaped the existence of man’s beliefs and traditions for thousands of years; right from the heart of the Ancient Near East: Sumer, Babylon and even Egypt!

Nearly a decade since the modern Mardukite inception – and thousands of copies in print – the NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE is a revolutionary “New Age” advancement in authentic historical, spiritual and mystical research drawn from a unique unparalleled combination of archaeological findings and esoteric mystical magical traditions. Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Egyptian, Yezidic, Zoroastrian… and more.

COME JOIN US!!! AND CELEBRATE THE MARDUKITE 10TH ANNIVERSARY!!!

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Ancient Mardukite Prophecies Fulfilled! 2017 New Year, New Babylon Rises! Nabu Gate & Marduk Temple

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“In my city of Babylon — the Gateway of the Gods — my prophet-son resides, my hand he grasps. The King & Prophet enter as New Babylon Rises. In my city before me, my Temple shall be erected anew. In my city — in my temple — the ‘Temple Like a Mountain’ shall be renewed. The Dur-An-Ki plans are set. Until the End-of-Days, I shall be there in the ‘House in the Heights’ and at the End-of-Ages, my Stargate will be opened…”
–The Marduk Prophecies c.2017 BC

templemardukmodel Many chronicles exist of ancient Mesopotamia from cuneiform tablet annals and interpretations brought to the public from the Mardukite Research Organization & Publishing Group… but our efforts have never been restricted to purely academic or literary ventures. Complimenting the offbeat off-the-wall approach taken by our official spokesman, NABU JOSHUA FREE, our unique non-secular non-sectarian “organization” has conducted many esoteric occult and covert “experiments” in global reform, blatantly since 2008.

One such cumulative effort is the reestablishment of a New Babylon Rising — and here we are in the 40th Year of the New Age of Marduk (begun in 1977). We are in the same circumstances now, in 21st Century AD as we once were in the 21st Century BC and above all, the prophetic raising of the Marduk Temple and Nabu Gate for a New Age — a New Babylon Rising — is now upon us!

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JUNE 2016Summer Solstice and 8th Anniversary of Mardukite Ministries — a late-model winnebago RV was obtained by the Mardukite Research Organization from SF Bay (Cali) to establish a mobile office for the Mardukite Publishing Company in addition to the NABU GATE & LIBRARY to a very real and physical MARDUK TEMPLE SANCTUARY for a New Babylonian Rising.

And this is only the beginning…

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Mardukite Spokesman, NABU JOSHUA FREE and domestic partner CyberVamps DJ KYRA KAOS spent the entire Summer 2016 reconditioning the interior and exterior of the Mardukite RV to meet personal specifications for the Mardukite Office and the aqua blue hue appearance expected of a Marduk Temple.

templemardukshowcase During this reconstruction, citizens of Englewood Colorado and the EPD (Englewood Police Department) were less than tolerant of our work, in spite of our civic respectfulness. At one juncture, JOSHUA FREE was threatened by Englewood Police Department with imprisonment if the Marduk Temple were found on Englewood streets again. In spite of the posted signage indicating the work as a World Heritage Project, this fascist trend is expected to rise in Colorado as the influence of Denver’s Urban Camping Ban spreads.

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Plans are still being developed for the NATIONAL MARDUKITE NEXGENCON scheduled for the August 2017 eclipse at Carhenge, Nebraska following a Wizards of the Wasteland spiritual retreat in the South Dakota Badlands. The Mardukite Nabu Gate & Temple of Marduk is expected to be the centralized icon of this event.

Further plans are in development for 2017 to acquire rural land designated as a NexGen Sanctuary for the future New Babylon Rising and of course, the Marduk Temple. The emphasis and purpose of this Sanctuary is to provide for the continued existence of Mardukite Chamberlains activities and survival of the Library of Nabu-Tutu archives for posterity.

TODAY… A NEW BABYLON is RISING!

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UR OF ANTIQUITY – How to Play the Royal Game of Mesopotamian Sumerians (British Museum replica acquired by Mardukites)

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THE MESOPOTAMIAN GAME OF UR was lost to the modern world until its excavation from the ancient Sumerian city of UR in the 1920’s, for which it is named after. It rivals the African “Mancala” as the “oldest game in the world.” Its discovery is credited to the British Archaeologist Sir Leonard Wooley when he unearthed an incredible hoard of ancient art pieces for the British Museum and University of Pennsylvania.

wp_20161015_22_57_42_pro THE GAME OF UR “boards” were found in the graves of kings, members of the royal court and priest-magicians who controlled the systemology of Sumerian/Mesopotamian society – the “cradle of modern human civilization.” As a result academicians have also consider “UR OF ANTIQUITY” to be a “Royal Game” of ancient Sumer. The game later appears among royalty and priesthoods of Egypt. Elsewhere, temporary versions of the “board” were even found carved on rocks.

Game pieces — “tokens” and accompanying “dice” — were found with “boards” and we are also fortunate enough to have recovered cuneiform clay tablets describing methods of play.

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Tokens are made from small circular clay “chips” marked on one side with five dots or asterisks, allowing the distinction of the two sides, similar to the “game” use of coins today. There is a set for each player, one dark (black) and one light (white). Complete game sets, allowing for all prescribed methods of play, generally have seven of each type, although only six pieces are used in a standard GAME OF UR.

Dice consist of small dark clay four-sided tetrahedrons – essentially the d4 of today’s role-playing games – with two of the four tips marked white. This means when rolled, there is a fifty percent chance of the dice coming up with a marked “tip.” The dice are used to decide a starting player and during the game to indicate the number of moves allowed in a player’s turn. In a standard GAME OF UR each player uses four of these dice for their rolls, scoring the throws as follows:


1 point = 1 marked tip
2 points = 2 marked tips
3 points = 3 marked tips
4 points = 4 marked tips
5 points = no marked tips


UR GAME (1987)

UR GAME (1987)

The standard GAME OF UR begins with two players, each with six playing tokens and four tetrahedral dice. The dice are thrown for the privilege of going first. The player scoring highest wins this honor. Players then take turns strategically placing their tokens (with the marked side up) onto board squares. When each player has placed all six of their tokens, the next phase of game play ensues.

THE GAME OF UR is won by a player having four of their tokens on four of the identical squares of any one of the three sets of the five identical designs:

— The Flower of Life (a lotus wheel)
— The Four Elements (four eyes and crosses)
— The Heavens and Gods (five dots within circles)

…plus one more of the tokens on one of the other squares:

— The Solar/Fire God (four zig-zag squares with five dots each)
— The Celebration (sixteen dots with crosses)
— The All-God (zig-zag squares or all seeing eye)

UR GAME (British Museum Replica)

UR GAME (British Museum Replica)

After the players have placed their tokens on the board and “there has been no easy winner,” the players take turns moving tokens as determined by the dice count. Players may move a token in any direction (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) jumping either color piece but must finish on an unoccupied space and have not counted any space twice in their move.

When first placed, all six of a player’s tokens are played marked side up. Each time a player moves a token it is flipped over, showing it has been moved or played. A player cannot move or play this token again until all tokens show they have been moved/played. This continues until the object of the GAME OF UR has been achieved or until a player traps their opponent into a position where they cannot move. In many respects, the GAME OF UR resembles elements later found in tic-tac-toe, connect-four, checkers, chinese checkers and chess.

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[In October 2016, the Archives of the Mardukite Research Organization gained possession of a deluxe complete set wooden replica of the GAME OF UR on display in the British Museum. This official Mardukite informative blog is based on this new acquisition of our offices. For more information on Sumerians, Babylonians and mysteries of the ancient world of Mesopotamia, please refer to the Mardukite Bookshop.]

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