In the ancient Sumerian stories it mentioned a curiosity that after the Great Flood of Noah's ark fame... they jump started human civilization and gave humans SHEEP from their planet Nibiru.
So I got curious and started researching for SHEEP
And this is what I came up with:
The history of the domesticated sheep traces back to between 11000 and 9000 BC, and the domestication of the wild mouflon in ancient Mesopotamia. Sheep are thought to be one of the first animals domesticated by humans, and there is evidence of sheep farming in Iranian statuary dating to that time period. These sheep were primarily raised for meat, milk, and skins. Woolly sheep began to be developed around 6000 BC in Iran, and cultures such as the Persians became dependent on sheep's wool for trading. They were then imported to Africa and Europe via trading.
Wild Ancesters (unclear)
The exact line of descent between domestic sheep and their wild ancestors is unclear. The most common hypothesis states that Ovis aries is descended from the Asiatic (O. orientalis) species of mouflon. It has been proposed that the European mouflon (O. musimon) is an ancient breed of domestic sheep turned feral rather than an ancestor, despite its commonly being cited as ancestor in past literature.:5 A few breeds of sheep, such as the Castlemilk Moorit from Scotland, were formed through crossbreeding with wild European mouflon.
Then I saw this:
Why do the religious have to get involved in this? Human origins thing... bible thing:
I got interested in sheep because of a disagreement I had with a particular sermon that I heard as a young boy. The elderly Methodist minister said that the reason why sheep and lambs were so revered in the Bible was because they had no wild ancestors. The sheep exists solely as a domestic animal for man to use, just as man exists solely for God’s purposes.
Of course, I was skeptical. I had never heard of a domestic species that had no wild variant. Animals didn’t just appear.
Well, it turns out that the European mouflon is actually the dingo among sheep. Just as dingoes descended from fully domesticated dogs, mouflon descend from some population of wild Asian sheep. These sheep went wild after been introduced to Europe. They first appeared in Corsica and Sardinia 7,000 years ago, and from there, they began to appear on the European mainland. For a long time, it was believed that the European mouflon was the ancestor of domestic sheep.
But it is actually the other way around. Domestic sheep are the ancestors of the European mouflon.
That is nice to know, but it still doesn’t tell us what the wild ancestor was.
Someone already made a comment about Sumerian texts and Nibiru origins in 2013:
Let us review another approach, the scientific and the historical/mythological.
I begin with the historical/mythological.
I have read the book The Lost book of Enki (by Zecharia Sitchin) where he tell us about what sumerians said about, among other things, the sheep, also known as Ovis aries. (Nowadays we know that the Holy Bible, old part at least, are legacy stories from the sumerians religion, among others the Deluge and Genesis).
Sitchin (the sumerians actually) says that the sheep come from another planet. I like his books but this time I thought that he went crazy…
But now I found a research by The Royal Society (Stefan Hiendleder and others) named “Molecular analysis of wild and domestic sheep questions current nomenclature and provided evidence for domestication from two different subspecies” and you can read this paper here: http://www.kora.ch/malme/05_library/5_1_publications/H/Hiendleder_et_al_2002_Molecular_analysis_of_wild_and_domestic_sheep.pdf
In the discussion part, page 11, you can read: “…as maternal ancestors of O. aries, the origin of haplogroup A remains unknown. ”
They, in this paper, talk about two old kind of sheep groups: A and B. Group B seems to have something common with Ovis musimon, while group A have NOT some known (in Earth?) ancestor.
Science confirm what Sitchin says, that Ovis aries (domestic sheep, cluster “A”) have not an ancestor. Not known in this planet anyway.
I also remember a teaching from "Food is your Medicine" by Henry Bieler that he recommends SHEEP in the rawest form possible for human consumption as the best meat of all time.
I look forward to all you guys and gals' research and POVs in this hunt for truth about SHEEP.