When they reached the port of Ptolemais, the Muster of the Queen was gone. Jones became sicker, each hour passing and Emanuel was planning to charge the crew for treason and mutiny. Nathan attended Jones the best he could but, the red and blue veins spread across his body faster and faster. Nathan had seen this before, in blood poisoning and that there were not much to do if they couldn’t convince Rehba to come back and help them. He didn’t want to cross his captain and knew that this situation were because of him. Still letting Jones die, when it wasn’t necessary didn’t rhyme in his mind.
Nathan wandered off to the captain after he had made sure of that Jones were well taken care of by the villagers. He found the captain on an ancient theater.
-You know what beats me the most? Emanuels says to Nathan as Nathan sits down beside him, looking out at the sea. -No captain, Nathan mumbles.
Emanuel looks at Nathan; -I never met a free man before… or woman!
Nathan rolls a cotton leaf between his fingers, taken on his way to the theater, to Emanuel. Pumped with enthusiasm after hearing his captain regain his wit, he asks: -so, how will we find Rehba?
Emanuels eyes got a confident look, – I think, I know how to! He says, while he rise and threw his jacket off. Emanuel start walking down the stairs of the theater, in an accelerating speed and toward the sea. -If all this is true, she will find me! He shouts to Nathan before he dives into the great big blue.
Nathan stands up too and says to himself, “I hope so captain, I truly hope so”…
“The world is curious about the City of Akko, since we learned about nature. We all were engaged with the truth. But each man’s own truth is also what blindfolds him, is it not?” Eyrah
The currents of the Mediterranean pulled Emanuel deeper down into the sea and more far out than he’d wished from the beginning. Each time this happened, he thought his life was over but just as quickly the current brought him up to the surface. Soon he saw nothing of the harbor and Israel looked like a ship in the distance. Within his mistress, he had to confess that her strength had nothing to do with the skills of a captain. Sometimes she pulled him down, dragging him across distances of sand and sharp stones, sometimes she was spitting him out like leftover bones into the open air. He’d counted wrong, he thought. With open wounds all over his body and blood mixing with the water, he’d soon become food to whatever was lurking down there.
From nowhere, a hand suddenly appears and catch him, just as if the sea had lost its strength to land. Rehba pulls him up as if he bore only the weight of a seagull. -Who am I, she asks! Her eyes are intense and her mouth still keep a thin line.
No matter how happy Emanuel was of seeing her, he couldn’t let his pride go just yet. He coughs out sea water and feel his throat and lungs burn and probably will stop working at any minute.
Still, he replies: -A mummy with a remarkable deal of vibrancy! Emanuel’s cut wounds from the underwater journey was pulsating out blood from the top of his chest and arms down into the water.
Rehba looks at him but ignores the remark and in the wild of the sea, she twines her long black hair around his hands.
-Hold on, she says. -This will go fast!
When they reach shore, Rehba let the captain go as if he had been a cag of dead weight. While she walks the beach toward the city she says, -you need Jonas, I need you. Let’s save your cabin boy again. I don’t have much time.
Emanuel picks seaweed from his shoulders as he rises, all tendered up from the Mediterranean experience. -Ah, but why is time needed? Emanuel was thinking about the bullet.
Rehba turns to Emanuel. -Because Jonas is allergic to the angel, that’s why. I told you about the Annunakis, maybe you didn’t listen?
Emanuel counter, -but how? Rehba answer -I will change my angel for his.
Emanuel has no more strength and falls down on the shore. He watches Rebha leave and think before he passes out “why does Rehba have an angel”.
-Witch hunters! Farsah states when Emanuel woke up. -They poured gallons of water down Rehbas throat. Emanuel didn’t really follow anything of what’s been said. Silently he observes Farsah clicking a thin metal figure between his fingers by the window of the small room.
-What? Emanuel asks.
Farsah looks at Emanuel, -you asked why Rehba carried an angel. I told you. -She breaths water as much as plants eat manure. Farsah throws the little metal figure on Emanuel stomach -if you care for Rehba, you need to save her. She saved you and your cabin boy before but after today, she will be the one dying and all this because of a reason.
Emanuel understand debts but, as he where right now he didn’t understand the depth of what he obligated himself to do, he asks again -Farsah, what am i supposed to do?
Farsah looks investigating on Emanuel, from his toes to his head and then he says…
-Do you know what a spaceship is?
“What is a spaceship? In the year of 1700 we know of everything but still we search the truth. Not, that we don’t already know about it but for whatever legacy we leave, them in the future won’t have to know more.”
-What is a spaceship? Emanuel lets his mind wander, a ship -oh this is clear. In space, -aha this must be on sea. Emanuel wrinkle his forehead and with an exhausted voice he replies to Farsah: -I am the captain of a spaceship!
Farsah looks at Emanuel with his eyes wide open, then he lifts his eyebrows and start to laugh.
Emanuel can’t understand what could be so funny and make a gesture with his hands to show, he doesn’t follow. Farsah then laughs even more and begin to walk out from the little room.
Two days later, Emanuel meet with Farsah again. This time he gets invited to an underground room just beneath the city. Farsah sit in front of some very old scrolls and when Emanuel enters he looks up and says: -The Annunaki Bible is not a religious bible, it tells of history thousands of years back and even the future. These scrolls are all that has been found but, we know there are many, many more. I will read these to you, since you don’t speak our language. Farsah look down again. -After I read them you will begin to understand what it is you have to do. Only the real Annunaki bible will tell the truth.
The historical scrolls
“Ancient Acre was situated on Tel El Fukhar, about 2.5km to the east of the location of the old city. A greater settlement began in the late Iron Age and during the early Bronze Age, about 3000 years before Christ. A thousand years later the town was fortified by a brick gateway on high earthen rampart facing toward the sea. When the Israelite entered the land of Canaan Akko was one of the cities given to the tribe of Asher and for centuries to come it was under Assyrian rule in the 9th century BCE. Between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE however, it was a Phoenician town under Persians.
After the conquest of the entire region by Alexander the Great, the area surrounding Acre first became ruled by the Hellenistic Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and then the Seleucid of Syria.
In the future mainly Arabs will live in the old city center, peacefully cohabiting with Jewish residents in neighborhoods that will rise.
Many people has and will conquer it and even though Acco was never inhabited by the ancient Israelite. The Jews will come much later in time. Accos importance rest in the past and will never be known as one of the important cities of Israel again. “
This city are as you understand very old. Farsah pause and look at Emanuel before he continues. “It is very old and during biblical times when the city was under Canaanite control. It is mentioned in ancient Egyptian scrolls from around 1800 before Christ that the city held great importance on trade routes between Egypt and Syria but also to The City of Petra. It was the Greeks who called it Ptolemies.
It became the singular most important harbor for trade. This was only eclipsed by the flowering of Caesarea during Roman times. However, the artificial harbor of Caesarea silted up with mud after the Arab conquest in the 7th Century. Ibn Tulun made some developments in the port facilities of Acco, and the city and its harbor prospered once more.
The city fell to the Romans hands in 63 BC and was granted the status of colonia. During the Byzantine period In 330, the region passed into the control of the Roman Empire. Then in the early Arab period in 638-1099, many cities were abandoned and destroyed. Acre decreased in importance as an international port.”
-The Annunaki Bible is remarkable as it actually tells us what is happening right now, don’t you think? Farsah ask while his eyes glows as he looks at Emanuel once again. Farsah, don’t wait for Emanuel to answer but continue reading.
“Acre are as you see, an exceptional historical town in that it preserves the remains of the medieval Crusader and their buildings beneath this existing Muslim fortified town, dating from now, this century, the 18th. The result is the exceptional structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Acre was a center for international trade because of its strategic position and its natural port.
After the Crusaders had wrested Acco from the Arabs they completely redesigned the town and made it at least three times bigger. They closed their new area in huge walls with raising towers and a surrounding moat. In this, the original Crusader work of Acco that you see today, its Medieval appearance of the low houses and narrow streets, is before the Turks came and most of the buildings were reconstructed. A Golden Age began for Acco.
From this time, the Knight’s Halls stem, and one other Crusader fortress on the coast. The city continued to be a great trading town with shops and warehouses thrived in every corner. With more than 30,000 inhabitants the city had become very large. But because of the foreign masses and influences from amongst others, Italian trading cities like Venice, Pisa and Genoa who set up businesses in Acco, the local government fell apart and the city became too hard to control and had to leave its ownership.
The Crusader period really began in Acre in 1104, following the successful siege by Baldwin I, the King of Jerusalem, and the Genoese commercial fleet. The king himself settled in the city’s northern parts and here he built a fortified palace. Nearby the port Genoese, Venetian, and Pisan merchants built autonomous quarters and the military orders, installed themselves close.
During the two centuries of Crusader rule, Acre symbolized the interchange between the eastern and western cultures better than any other city in the world. In 1187 however the Muslims captured the entire Crusader lands and Acre was held for four years. In 1191 the third Crusade was led by Richard the Lionhearted and they recapture all of Acre and the nearby coastal regions. The story tell, that the second Crusaders established Acre as their capital, only because it was impossible for them to retake Jerusalem but as history shows, Acre kept a treasure…”
Farsha, becomes silent and looks at the flickering candle. -Parts of the scrolls are missing, he says and continue to read on a new one.
“… New neighborhoods like Monmizar was built to the north and Acre was now given a double city wall. More palace’s, more churches, and public buildings was raised. Then The Mameluke period conquest began starting from the year 1291 and lasted until 1517 and Acre within the Mameluke of Gaza was totally destroyed and abandoned.”
Farsah looks upset and pauses again. – Emanuel, we believe that a man of great evil will in fact siege Acre in less than a 100 years. He will defend it against the french, against a war lord called Napoleon. His name is El-Jezzar also called the butcher. Farsah stretched his back and a cracking sound broke Emanuel thoughts.
Farsah said: – We must find the Annunaki Bible, we must find why Acre is so important and what the true connection is with the Stone City.
Emanuel yawns too, all this listening to stories made him sleepy. -Stone City? Emanuel asks.
-Yes, The City of Petra Farsah reply.
Emanuel remembers. He thinks that all this information in such a short period is making him forgetful. -How, he says, can the Annunaki Bible help us? Farsah look at him, then he starts to look confused on the floor, just like if he was searching for something. “Mmmm, eh… Annunaki Bible is…” Farsah are looking for the words to explain something so big. -It is the book of logic! That is how I find the words to explain it, Farsah waves his hand pointless in the air and continues. -First it tells us about how J’ska and her species came to earth, then the creation and the forty kingdoms and all history and all future… Emanuel, shakes his head -what logic, he asks and interrupt Farsah?
-The logic, Farsah says, -is what tells the future, just like the teller Eyrah writes “You can build a house but, it will never finish”. Emanuel could find a hundred arguments at once to that statement but, instead of arguing with Farsah, he asked what Eyrah had meant by this. -She means, Farsah says, that first we build a house and a hundred years later someone will rebuild it, or build a new one with the same architecture but also with improvements, however the improvements are only a reflection of something else someone once did. Emanuel saw that Farsah was struggling with his explanation. Farsah shows to a stone in the wall where they were standing, -see? He says, someone carved something into this stone a thousand years ago. Farsah are rolling on his words… Mmmm, one thousand years ago someone wrote something on this stone and today, you see this pattern even on your royal ship. If I should ask you what it meant you would tell me your story, Rehba would tell her story and the Phoenicians would tell their. From something as small as this our destiny are being reborn and reshaped every minute. The key is in the Annunaki Bible, it is a masterpiece but in the wrong hands, oh, only destruction.
-We need the Annunaki Bible, Farsah lower his voice and it becomes firm and ordering. -Emanuel, I will send you further up into the sky, than you have ever been. -Together with your friends, so far up, that you will be able to pet the stars. Me, Rehba and the others, we will try to find the Annunaki Bible here.
Farsah points to the ground while he speaks:
-The Crusader city is probably 7-8 meters below us now, below this room that we sit in, as for this… Farsah makes a great gesture with his arms, -is probably built above another room. The crusader fortress, belonging to the Knights of the Hospital, sleep below street level and the entrance is opposite the mosque.
The Halls are believed to be barracks to the Knights, who together with the other knights in Acco fought and defended the Latin Kingdom. See? The Crusader Knights were fighters and monks at the same time, they had very strict moral codes and they could not marry.
So, opposite to the halls are the dormitory and the residence of the Knights, next to the residence is a dining hall, with carvings decorating the stone walls.
Farsah take a sip of water from a tin mug. – We believe, that the secret tunnels below us lead to two destinations. -Emanuel, when you come above ground, take the highest point you find and look toward Petra and then Galilee, think about what it is you see.
“A pit in the center of the hall gives us access to an underground passage. This passage was discovered by the Crusaders when they built their dining hall, and no one know where the passage leads”. -We think we know, so we will excavate it most secretive, Farsah says.
Author Christine Djerf