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Originally posted by Phage
When it comes to interpreting art the interpretation is often in the eye of the beholder. What is "obvious" to one is often not so obvious to another.
As has been pointed out, the religious art of the middle ages is rife with specific symbolism. Without an understanding of that symbolism it is easy to make guesses about what is depicted but it's easy for those guesses to be wrong. Something that puzzles me about the UFO interpretations in this art is that these are artistic renderings of biblical events. Where in the stories which inspired the art are the UFOs?
For me, the Inca objects bear a stylized resemblance to the family of fish, rhinobatidae, more than any aircraft I've ever seen. The arrangement of the empennage does not really make sense from an aerodynamic standpoint, with the horizontal stabilizer positioned so far forward of the vertical. Yes, it can be made to fly, but so can a lawn mower.
Interpreting very ancient drawings becomes problematic. Placing the mystical representations by ancient man into the context of reality is a reach but even so, there is no reason to call upon an extraterrestrial interpretation. Shamans, kings, and warriors often (usually) bear distinctive headgear in order to distinguish themselves from others. The Hawaiians for example had some unique designs which some might say look alien.
edit on 10/9/2010 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hautemomma
First time Newbie here, so please bear with me. I have an interesting petroglyph photo I have taken that would be appropriate to this topic, however I cannot find any information on how to post it. Can anyone please help?
Originally posted by openmind444
All I can really say is that the "Be all, End all" evidence to the entire "Ancient Aliens" debate resides in Puma Puncu, Bolivia, South America. The debris field of megalithic stones that reside there have been proven by experts, of various fields, to have been impossible to be created or placed by the artisans and stone masters of the day, without the aid of advanced guidance and technology. A PHYSICAL AND LOGISTICAL IMPOSSIBLITY. It is a statement speaks for itself and for practical purposes, it cannot be disputed.