Ancient Greek statue with a woman using laptop sparks time travel theory
People are finding out that an ancient Greek statue may depict a woman using a laptop with USB ports. Yes, you read that right. Does that mean that time travel existed?
The statue, known as "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant," is on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California, and was used as a funeral marker in 100 BC. In the said statue, which is over 37 inches tall, a woman can be seen sitting on a throne-like chair as a young servant holds open a thin box for her to inspect.
According to a video on conspiracists' YouTube channel, Still Speaking Out, there is a notion that the base is too shallow to be a jewellery box. "It depicts an astonishing object that bears a striking resemblance to a modern laptop or some handheld device," the video claims.
"When I look at the sculpture, I can’t help but think about the Oracle of Delphi, which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods to retrieve advanced information."
According to conspiracy theorists, the woman’s eyes are focused on the inner lid of the object, the same location as a laptop monitor.
However, bioarchaeologist Kristina Killgrove of Forbes recently debunked the theory about the image having a laptop. He said that even though it may not be a wax tablet, the artist may still have wanted it to be a jewellery box.
"It’s not until the Romans embraced realism that we get truly realistic depictions of people and things, after all," Killgrove reported. Where the USB port is concerned, Killgrove mentioned that the holes may once have held "wooden or other perishable objects."
What do you think?