posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 08:43 AM
In would be very difficult to identify and interpret these symbols without a frame of reference. In the article itself, there is an indication of an
artefact that has "writing" on it but these are quite dissimilar in form to the carvings presented here.
Without a frame of reference we could see where they "pop up" elsewhere but that just leads to hopeless conjecture. As an example, I have included
some alchemical references that make use of such symbols:
(1) Ankh - Apart from the obvious association with the "Ankh" as a symbol of eternal life, in alchemy it may also refer to sulphur. In general
sulphur is the symbol for the omnipresent spirit of life. In slightly different forms it can represent Wisdom which in turn is related to
Athena/Minerva also commonly associated with the Number 7. Unfortunately, it can also relate to Aphrodite/Venus. Suggesting that the symbol means
that the text is Egyptian is to assume that the symbol is an "Ankh" rather than a discrete but similar symbol.
(2) "3" - Latin texts of around the turn of the first millenium sometimes presented the numeral "3" in exactly this fashion, also as presentation
of the trinity however it is unlikely to be a "3". In the mirrored form it can represent silver. The symbol represented is unlikely to be
(3) "Infinity" - The vertical "8" symbol which has been associated with infinity is probably a symbol in its own right or simply presented with
dots to differentiate it from the Arabic Numeral for eight which would denote an earliest age. In the upright form it is commonly associated with
Venus and copper but also as a vessel of transformation; infinity also representing an undefinable period in which change inevitably occurs.
(4) Circumpunct - Commonly associated with the Sun, also with gold. In early Christian symbolism it represented the Eye of God (or Providence), not
in a literal sense but the act of watching over humankind.
(5) "U" - This may refer to the concept of "beauty" which in a spiritual context means "perfection" and is the ultimate incarnation of Godhood.
Sometimes it is presented with a circle encapsulated within the base of the "U". In itself, this may be representative of the horns of Hathor who
in turn may be represented by Aphrodite/Venus also commonly associated with the Number 5.
Basically, without a frame of reference and with so few characters to analyse it might mean anything. The information I give above is simply
referential to illustrate a point and not decisive in any shape or form.
Some of the symbols have arrangements in the commonly referenced Zodiacal symbols but this is also probably just accidental. This is interesting but
I am not sure where it all leads, probably in circles!
If the symbols were added by invading Spanish then that could explain the encoding - that is "hidden treasure" which was to be seen as a marker but
this is a bit of a romantic concept.
[edit on 7-6-2009 by SugarCube]