Recently surfaced photographs of an ancient Greek sculpture shows a young girl holding what looks like a modern-day laptop, while the woman can be seen touching the ‘lid’ or if we may, a laptop monitor.
J Paul Getty Museum
Legend has it that the Oracle of Delphi allowed priests to converse with supernatural beings and access advanced knowledge and information. Which kind of forms the basis for conspiracy theorists’ new claim.
Of course, the historians believe that the sculpture depicts no more than a woman ‘touching the lid of a shallow chest’ or a jewelry box.
However, given what they do best, conspiracy theorists StillSpeakingOut explain how the sculpture clearly shows a modern laptop or a hand-held device with USB ports.
They further explain how the structure is too narrow to pass as a jewelry box, and it doesn’t match the descriptions of a Pandora Box either.
According to Inquisitr, the object looks like a wax tablet that Greeks used to write on with a pen or stylus.
But again the conspiracy theorists have their retort ready. They present a counter-argument saying that the object in the sculpture is much thinner than ancient wax tablets, and the woman can’t be seen holding a stylus either. This further points at how the woman may be using a ‘touchscreen’ device!
And since the object comes with two gaping holes – that were amiss in ancient wax tablets and jewelry boxes alike – that the theorists believe to be USB ports, it just makes their argument stronger.
While theorists bask in the glory of their claim, present-day humans have a completely different take on it:
While some want people to get a grip on things
Others manage to find the streak of hilarity in it
While some just dig the conspiracy theorists like no other
What we are wondering in this: did the Greeks have internet?