Originally posted by ObvTruth
Just a couple of other photos i came across. Try to debunk these
Ooo, fun Saturday morning project!
The first I can't do much with, since it's a screen cap from a TV show (which isn't to say that it's fake, just that it's hard to do any direct
research on it). Do you know anything about where it's from? I will say that, if it's the background for a voiceover from the Ancient
show, it might not be anything. Of the thing I know the most about (language), the background images that accompany the voiceovers on
the show are wrong as often as they are right. In talking about the Mahabharata
, which was originally written in Sanskrit, for example, the
show alternatively shows stock images of Sanskrit, Tibetan, and some Dravidian language (looks like Tamil to me, but it could be another language that
uses a similar character set; I'm definitely not an expert on languages of that area). When introducing the Mayan script, it has a close-up of
skulls carved on a Mayan temple, as if we're supposed to think those are the script (which they are demonstrably not). The show seems to be going
more for atmosphere than accuracy with its stock images, which is fine, but it also means that the images behind the voiceovers probably aren't the
best things to use for evidence.
The second image yields a bit more. According to this website
(in French), the painting is
from the Cougnac Caves, which is a real place in France, and one that is known to have cave paintings! Hooray! Still, I'm a bit skeptical of this
image, for a couple of reasons. First, in googling around for images from the Coungac Caves, I can't find that particular painting in any of them.
BUT, as far as I can find, there isn't a comprehensive index of all the paintings in the cave, so that's not to say it isn't there, just that I
can't find it. Second, the paintings that I CAN find from the cave don't look the same (you can see a sample of nice photos from the cave
); namely, the paintings all seem to be black and red on white, not white on red.
Having said that, the motifs in the painting you presented do match what's seen at the Coungac Caves: see especially the image of the "speared man"
at the website I linked above
, along with the shape of the "UFO," which shows up in a line drawing
labeled as "Placard type signs," just below the close-up of the "speared man." This makes me think that it might well be a real image (although
maybe with the red-and-white swapped after the fact, to make the figures stand out more?), but perhaps sourced to the wrong French cave. I did poke
around a bit looking at other paintings from French caves, but couldn't immediately find a match in another cave. Do you know anything more about