Ancient Greek Sculpture Depicting a Laptop

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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:15 AM
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Can anyone shed any light of these depictions.. I am not saying it is a laptop it could well be something else. But it certainly does look like one.








A short video below...



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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

C'mon, it's a hinged box, most likely containing jewellery.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:21 AM
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S&F for the find since this isn't one I have run across yet. I was thinking it looked like a box of Whitman's Chocolates.


But in all seriousness I have no clue what it is intended to be and I suppose any answer would be mostly a guess by all of us unless there is a statement under it explaining what it is... But then there would be no need for a thread.

I am kinda, sorta, in the camp of "there's nothing new under the sun", so I like the idea of it being a laptop regardless. Let the guessing begin!!

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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: skalla

No it's not, its a box of chocolates and she is thinking, "Hm, which one to have."

It's not a laptop, look how thick it is, it would have to be a way old model.


If it is a clay tablet then the holes in the side are to hang the Abacus on, sort of like a math processor.

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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:22 AM
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I think it's a cigar box


I would like to add some more, but i have no idea what to add


It's clearly an Alienware.
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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

It's the Betamax of laptops.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

As great as it would be and I hasten to say, I am not denigrating the female in any way, but perhaps its more likely to be a mirror for the Goddess to look into either for beauty purposes or to scry. I would not be surprised if originally the holes that certainly look like cable ports actually hung something that has been lost in time.

I think were it a lap top a lot of other statues would be holding them - as if you look at people today, one can hardly separate their hands from their technology and communicators.


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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:27 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

I hate to be the boring one, but it's a wax writing tablet.

Here's another one (to the left) on a carving from Turkey:



They were wooden cases filled with wax, which could then be written on and reused. Quite ingenious really.




A wax tablet is a tablet made of wood and covered with a layer of wax, often linked loosely to a cover tablet, as a "double-leaved" diptych. It was used as a reusable and portable writing surface in Antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages. Cicero's letters make passing reference to the use of cerae, and some examples of wax-tablets have been preserved in waterlogged deposits in the Roman fort at Vindolanda on Hadrian's Wall. Medieval wax tablet books are on display in several European museums.


Wiki link - wax tablet



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:29 AM
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Looks like it has it's own USB ports...

Made you think again didn't it!

ha!

Cool find



EDIT: missed the pic saying USB ports too, so at least someone thinks like I do lol
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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 04:51 AM
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I'm taking a punt here and don't have time to look into things any further, but the "ports" may well be to attach a decorative (bronze?) fascia on to the box etc.

I also thought a wax tablet or sweets/delicacies like others, but it's thinness an the manner of the observers hand led me towards jewellery or similar.

Given the fact that Ancient Greece is so well documented, and that this item appears in stonework (amongst other reasons) it being a laptop is way out of reach.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: purplemer
A mirror, kept in a hinged protective box to safeguard the polished bronze surface from scratching.
She is not doing anything with it, except looking at it. That's a mirror.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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Looks absolutely nothing like a laptop.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 05:16 AM
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Theyre logged into the early alpha version of ats reading a thread by plato ...

Interesting pic .. hadnt seen before ..



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 06:08 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

Strange, but that's how I type on my computer, I have little girls holding it at all times. Coincidence?



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

G,day mate. Roo that sweet tooth of yours is showing again
take two runs around the block and call me in the morning. lol
The ancients wrote on clay and wax among other things and
sometimes for protection these were contained/protected within a wooden box



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 07:53 AM
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originally posted by: Expat888
Theyre logged into the early alpha version of ats reading a thread by plato ...



Interesting pic .. hadnt seen before ..


G,day mate. strewth Pat your a sick man.
you get hit in the bloody head again by that mad tin throwing wild animal of yours
take 6 carlton pure blonde's.
NO NO. the beer the beer. NOT sheila's and call me in the morning



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: pronto

Oops.. thought ya meant the sheilas .. was getting set to go find em .. good thing reread ..
My macaque hungover today hiding over in the corner ..
Time for another round hehe ..



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 09:04 AM
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I can't believe someone out there in the interwebs put this much effort into making a video pushing such a silly claim that this is a depiction of a laptop. I guess it beats more cat videos...

But, just to play along - why suggest those holes are USB ports? Earlier laptops didn't have USB ports and future laptops will surely have moved on to something else, so why would the ancient Greeks settle on depicting just this era's version of laptops...?

Besides, if you look at the sculpture, you can see it's broken - the "laptop" (more likely a mirror held by the attendant) and the attendant's hand are broken off - so those holes were certainly never intended to be seen on the finished sculpture.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer


Besides, if you look at the sculpture, you can see it's broken - the "laptop" (more likely a mirror held by the attendant) and the attendant's hand are broken off - so those holes were certainly never intended to be seen on the finished sculpture.


This ^^. The holes are likely to aid in attaching one stone component to another in the statue. It may have been pinned with copper/iron rods or something similar to add structural support to keep the hand from breaking.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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It's obvisouly an HP device probably left behind by a time traveler that had to keep logged in to ATS as he was hopelessly addicted do doom porn and "What kind of Music represents how you feel right now part tres."
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