Jimbo wrote:And you used to be a hippie.
I was never an idiot, though.
I'm all for going wow, far out and so on at the sheer gall of people who present this dogshit, but on the whole I've always been more excited by and interested in people who know the subject they are expatiating on
Jimbo wrote:Neither I nor the presenter ascribed ancient aliens or other woo woo reasons for the - I mean, c'mon, man! - astounding resemblance to modern things. The birds, the insect, the hieroglyphics, they're understandable but the helicopter? Those other crafts? Do they not at least deserve a "Far out, man."
They don't bear the slightest resemblance to modern things, except in the brain of a modern person who has learned to interpret shapes in the modern world. The Carvings you point out (they're all hieroglyphs, by the way, not just the ones you can't make sense of as figurative pictures). I've had another look, with my once-worked-for-a-couple-of-years-on-a-partwork-about-Ancient-Egypt head on. That thing you read as a helicopter, albeit one with its cabin missing, a tail that would interfere with the rotors and a second tail going nowhere I'm thinking may be a shaduf, or something similar, important in Egyptian agriculture. The 'tank' to the right of it looks like a reed basket or trug. The 'submarine' (looks more like a barrage balloon or dirigible to me) I can't make sense of, although it includes the glyph for 'mouth', or the letter/sound R.
What is unusual, now that I look at it, is that some carvings are seemingly superimposed on others: the 'bird' (another letter symbol) cuts into the 'helicopter' and the whole right end is one big mess.
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