Zecharia Sitchin wrote in
his numerous "earth-chronicles" books about the ancient clay-tablets that have been found. In the ancient Sumerian story the
"The Gilgamesh Epic" there is an account of a Sumerian king who sees the earth fading away from him, becoming like a dot in
space...Here could be a possible account of a space-trip in ancient history...
'...the Eagle took off...rising
fast. As though reported by a modern astronaut watching Earth recede as his rocket ship rises, the ancient storyteller describes
how Earth appeared smaller and smaller to Etana..." "When he had borne him aloft one beru (=weight-measure), the Eagle says
to him, to Etana: "See my friend, how the land appears! Peer at the sea at the sides of the Mountain House: The land was indeed
become a mere hill, the wide sea is just like a tub." "Higher and higher the eagle rose...When he had borne him aloft a second
beru (measure of height), the Eagle said:" My friend, cast a glance at how the land appears! The land has turned into a furrow...The
wide sea is just like a breadbasket. "When he had borne him aloft a third beru, the Eagle says to him, to Etana: "See, my
friend, how the land appears! The land has turned into a gardener's ditch!" And then, as they continued to ascend, the Earth
was suddenly out of sight. "As I glanced around, the land had disappeared, and upon the wide sea mine eyes could not feast.'