Good news to start the day after thousands of Greeks expressed their opposition to Pensions Reform plans and austerity on Thursday. The good news to brighten up our crisis misery is that “Ancient Greeks invented the 2-USB-port Laptop” before 100 BC. In addition, indications are strong that our clever ancestors even went a step further and developed the Touch Screen. All these amazing things occurred long before the electricity was discovered by Benjamin Franklin in 1759 AD.
Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant
The marble statue that blows your mind away.
You don’t believe it?
Here is the proof! An ancient Greek statue with an object that closely resembles a modern laptop with USB ports!
The marble statue is ‘Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant‘ with dimensions 94.6 × 120.7 × 21.6 cm. Maker: Unknown. Origin: East Greek Place: (Delos?), East Greece. Most probably stolen by UK’s William Petty-Fitzmaurice, second earl of Shelburne.The relief became part of the collection of Lord Lansdowne and was hung over a door in his London house around 1770.
The relief is on display at J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California.
According to historians and archaeologists, the relief was part of a shallow naiskos, or three-sided grave monument and shows the deceased, wealthy woman and her slave. The mysterious object is most likely a jewelry box or a wax tablet used by ancient Greeks for writing. For them, the sculpture is just a deceased woman ‘touching the lid of a shallow chest’.
According to conspiracy theorists, the structure of the object is too narrow to be a jewelry box, the woman’s eyes are focused on center of the ‘lid’ like a laptop monitor. ‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ StillSpeakingOut, conspiracy theorists, said in a video he released on YouTube in 2014.
“The way the woman’s fingers are touching the lid looks like she is using a touchscreen device.”
Aliens in Ancient Greece, Time Travelers from Californian Silicon Valley or Divine Inspiration? Conspiracy theorists lean towards the divine inspiration. “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 and various aspects,” says StillSpeakingOut.
Legend has it that the Oracle of Delphi connected priests with super natural beings who passed along advanced technology and information.
Probably: Another Ancient Greek writing on laptop with the help of a stylus before the invention of the touchscreen.
The ‘theory’ first appeared in 2014, and came back in December 2015. It gained a new momentum in February 2016.
It is still not clear whether the two holes on the device were indeed USB-ports or cable ports or just holes to adjust legs and transform the portable laptop into an ancient-world desktop.
PS According to my very humble opinion, the woman on the statue had opened the famous Pandora Box that contained all evils of the world, conspiracy theories included, and of course, lots of coal and steam to have the ancient laptops and tablets running – unless they were solar charged.