Greek Statue May Depict Laptop Computer
Entertainment| | By Lauren Boudreau
Conspiracy theorists are at it again. This time, they’re claiming a Greek statue is evidence of time travel.
The statue in question is “Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant,” and is located at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif. The actual sculpture is a mere 37 inches tall and depicts a woman sitting in a chair looking at what her attendant is holding in front of her. The item does appear to be laptop-esq in shape and even appears to house USB ports on the side, but skeptics claim it is a jewelry box. The description of the statue calls the item a “shallow chest.” However, many believe this item is way too small in depth to be a chest or jewelry box.
This theory was popularized by YouTube channel StillSpeakingOut in 2014, but recently went viral. The sculpture was used as a funeral marker in 100 B.C., but the video claims that the sculpture reminds them of the Oracle of Delphi myth, which claims that there was a portal connecting priests to the gods.
“But 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 and various aspects,” the speaker said in the video.
Bioarchaeologist Kristina Killgrove of Forbes, however, said that even though the object looks too small to be a jewelry box, that’s still what the artist could have intended it to be.