reply to post by geo1066
I'll say, I understand your feelings.
When I looked at some of the included pictures on this thread's 1st page (several posts above your 1st page post), I had a strong feeling that the
items appeared to be 'staged'. The obviously Egyptian statue, with it's head and shoulders visible on the sea floor, seemed to be in an unexpected
position. I am absolutely no expert, I'm not even an amateur on the issue, it's just the first impression I felt.
The large stone cartouche(?), with the hieroglyphic symbols and apparent Egyptian images, looks to be in a position that doesn't seem particularly
hidden. I was/am under the assumption that an object that has been underwater for 1,500+ years would have a significantly larger amount of common
salt-water sediments deposited on and around it.
I saw the large stone cartouche(?) being hoisted above the water's surface. It appeared to be in immaculate condition, especially when compared to
other antiquated underwater finds. That large carved stone has to be one of the finest information containing artifacts ever discovered and, in
relation to other similar discoveries, that alone should incite a much more intense review centered around the veracity of the discovery claims.
Since I'm so green in relation to the specific topic and antiquated underwater artifacts in general, I thought my impression of the images and
objects was just way off. Then I saw the 'Aladdin Lamp'.
Are they just calling this the Aladdin lamp for impact effect, or are they saying this is 'the' actual lamp?
Regardless of whether they are using it as a purely descriptive name or if they are claiming it to be the exact lamp, the way it is presented in the
image seems to be very unlikely. It seems like it is staged, something like you may see in a movie.
I am going to trust that this is real, at-least until I learn otherwise. Climbing on-board the discoveries authenticity, this has to be one of the
most incredible discoveries I've ever heard of.
Those who discovered this site must be some of the luckiest people ever! It's almost like this site chose them to discover it.
The images show that the water is not too deep for scuba dives and the way the objects are in plain view - with little to no camouflage - it's not
like it would be virtually invisible to an amateur diver, or even a tourist diver. Judging by the clarity of water and the apparent depth of the find,
I could imagine that even a snorkel diver could have spotted the items - especially since most all divers are focused on seeing things on the
(Before I get slapped by someone saying, "The 'Aladdin Lamp' is just a reference to the lamp style from the Disney Cartoon", let me just add this
The story of Aladdin is an old Arabic story, with unknown origins. Its first appearance in print was in The Book
of One Thousand and One Nights - a compendium of Arabic, Persian and Indian myths and legends, and the same book that gave us Ali Baba and Sinbad. The
name 'Aladdin' is actually 'Ala ad-Din', and the story probably came from Syria.
The version of Aladdin that was written down in 1709 is largely the one that we know today, although there are a few key differences.
I know it sounds like I don't trust the authenticity of the find, but I do, until there is confirmable reason for dis-trust. I just feel like, based
on what's shown in the images and the OP's article, this has to be one of the most incredible and pristine above or below water ancient civilization
site discoveries in history.