While once again reviewing the well-known sarcophagus lid of Mayan ruler "Pakal" (more
I noticed something that I never paid much attention to before. Now, I'm of course well aware of the fact that comparisons between
this particular lid and spaceships/rockets have always been drawn ever since von Däniken and other AA proponents made their case for the ancient
BUT - and that's IMO the new thing here - I tend to believe the lid is probably NOT so much a representation of "actual hardware", but rather an
artistic copy of a technical drawing or blueprint. But lets have a look at the lid first:
And now let's compare that to some of NASA's blueprints & conceptual drawings of the Mercury capsule:
IMO there's a stunning correlation between the various blueprints & what we see on the sarcophagus lid. It's especially interesting how Pakal's body
is embedded inside his "machine", closely resembling the position and bearing of Mercury astronauts on the technical drawings.
Now, if the depiction on the sarcophagus lid was indeed based on blueprints, then we'd also need to ask a variety of further questions, such as:
- Why would the Mayans be inspired by blueprints?
- How did they get access to them? Did they find the remains of a previous, much more advanced civilization?
- Did they have contact with "visitors" who showed & explained their technological culture to them using technical drawings?
- Did these visitors take the blueprints with them again so that the subsequent artistic depictions were just approximations of what they
(the Mayans) could recall from their memory (a blend between the "real thing" and the "inner workings")?
- Wouldn't one otherwise expect the depiction on the lid to be more of a 1:1 copy if they actually had the drawings at their disposal?
Again, blueprints IMO come very close to the technical-style depictions on Pakal's sarcophagus lid. Here goes yet another
Needless to say that I'm just freestylin' here, but the "ancient blueprint theory" would also tie in with the depictions of the Dendera lights
(reminiscent of a crooke's tube
) and the Dendera zodiac
the cross-section of a 4-pole DC Generator
with eight coils surrounding an armature
In all cases, the detail level mostly consists of cultural and artistic elements of the time, but the general & overall concept is highly
reminiscent of a functional & well-known design of our days.
Whatever the case, the Mayans were most probably "in the know" about advanced technology (with or without really understanding it). And as far as
Pakal's ultimate & final trip is concerned: wouldn't it be understandable if the Mayans wanted their ruler to leave the realms of the living by
ascending to heaven in the very same way as their "Gods" once did ... ? I think that would be more than reasonable!
Just some food for thought ... looking forward to your comments!
P.S.: Details on the traditional interpretation of the artwork on the sarcophagus lid can be found
edit on 9-5-2014 by jeep3r