During a press conference in Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq, Transport Minister Kazem Finjan announced the construction of a new airport that will be built on the site of an ancient spacecraft launcher built 7,000 years ago.

According to Finjan, the ancient civilization of the Sumerians built the world’s first spaceport around 5,000 BC with the help of ancient aliens and were the first humans to travel into space.


Minister Finjan stated that Extraterrestrial and Sumerians used the ancient spaceport in Dhi Qar for interplanetary missions in the Solar System and would have reached Pluto.

The claims are based on the studies of Samuel Kramer, a Russian professor specializing in the history of the Sumerian civilization, who investigated the ancient civilization’s creation myths and wrote about their impressive understanding of the Solar System.

“I invite those who doubt it to read the book by the great Sumerian historian Zecharia Sitchin, or the books by Samuel Kramer, including one entitled ‘History begins at Sumer’, which talks about the first airport built on planet Earth”, said the Minister.

The Sumerians settled in southern Mesopotamia, now southern Iraq, around 5,500 BC, where they developed skills in agriculture, trade and crafts.

“It was from here that the Sumerian spaceships took off,” said Minister Finjan.

Many ruins of ancient Sumerian cities have been found in the Dhi Qar region, among them the Ziggurat Temple of Ur, which was excavated in the 1930s and has been restored since then.

“The first spaceport established on planet Earth was in this place. The particularity of Dhi Qar is that it remains the safest place for aircraft to land and take off, due to the favorable weather conditions”, said Finjan.

Dhi Qar was the center of the ancient civilization of Sumer and includes the ruins of the Temple of Ur, mentioned in the book of Genesis as the birthplace of the patriarch Abraham.