Palenque — code name the ruins of the city in the state of Chiapas (Mexico), the political and cultural center of the Mayan III-VIII centuries AD Palenque was killed, possibly, in the invasion of tribes from the inferences SIDE OF Gulf of Mexico in the IX century. The ruins are known from the XVIII century, and has repeatedly been investigated.
In the late 40's — early 50's. in the Mexican town of Palenque has been an extensive archaeological work over the results of which experts scratching their heads nearly half a century. In the step pyramid (which, as it turned out, was the tomb of the ruler of the ancient Mayan empire — Pacala) had a crypt (covered underpass cache), in which a 20-ton tombstone of a limestone sarcophagus, where there were well-preserved remains of a man, Mummified in strict accordance with the rules of the ancient Egyptian.
Age burial set — 1300 years. The problem mummy engaged archaeologists. But tombstone attracted the attention of paleontologists, and ufologists, and even experts from the field of aerospace science.
The most convenient explanation, but is it true?
All syp-bop broke because of the picture on the surface of the plate. One of the first for his description took the Soviet historian V. Gulyaev. Is an image vertically, he interpreted the picture it as follows.
"At the bottom of the painted scary mask is one of its kind reminder of death: devoid of soft tissues jaw and nose, a huge empty sockets with small crescent inside (the so-called" God's eye ") and fangs bared.
The top of the mask is crowned with four images. Two are in the Mayan culture symbolize death, and two others, on the contrary, suggest the birth and life (grain corn and something that looked like her ear or a flower).
On top of this monster is sitting, leaning back, a young handsome man in a rich headdress adorned with jewels. It seems like he's wearing a jacket with a belt and plaid pants, but it's not, because the Maya did not know of such clothing. In fact, it only loin-cloth, and the rest of the body naked.
Its branches entwine some fantastic plant that grows from the jaws of death masks. He stares up at the direction of a strange cross-shaped object, which is sure to be a stylized image of the Mayan culture is revered in the tree of life — the germ of corn. Cross bar of the cross is a snake wound around the biceps.
From the mouths of her head, "grow" funny little men in masks of the rain god. This symbolism is fully consistent with the tenets of Maya religion, in which the snake is always associated with the sky and coming off his rain-water.
Finally, at the top of the cross — corn sitting sacred quetzal bird, long emerald green feathers which in ancient times were considered the most valuable decoration on the minds of rulers and priests of the Maya. Bird decorated mask of the rain god. And the characters are located just below the water and the two disks, which show the mask of the god of the sun. "
Despite such a detailed description, Gulyaev said nothing about who can represent the image of the "young, handsome."
Sovereign puck in the teeth of the underground monsters?
Introduced a "handsome young man" American historian Al Fay (and by the way, as we will see below, put a bomb under his own theory)
"The central figure — he writes — is, of course, the very pack. At the plate shows his ascension to the Aesir a flowery way of life. It lies in a strange pose with bent right leg. Great Sovereign puck in the time of death was in the teeth of the underground monsters .
Cross over the ruler is a sacred tree with tseyby kopnyami in hell barrel — in life and kponoy — in the sky, where it sits heavenly bird. It is a genus ppopochestvo that someday PACA ascend into heaven, and Thus, the cosmic cycle turns. "
There are dozens of such interpretations drawing on the plate of Palenque. They differ in detail, but they all have in common peligioznye-mystical explanation izobpazheniya.
When it is taken not storytellers
Perhaps the conclusions representations for above and to the scientific udovletvopili Mir in the Middle Ages and even 80-100 years ago, but not today. More corrosive, scientists continue to analyze the pattern and the mummy itself.
Anatomical studies have confirmed the latest La Fairy guess that at the plate izobpazhen PACA itself, and not someone his simvolizipuyuschy. The man in picture is clearly visible deformation of the second toe. At the foot of the mummy — the same strain, which, according to doctors, is a birth defect.
This fact prompted by the same idea (independently), two scientists — Italian Pinotti and Japanese Matsumupa. Both of them suggested that if at the plate depicted a real person, then surround him real objects, and not some mystical symbols.
Further development of this version also led them to the same conclusion: the picture is a detailed drawing of a spaceship in the section.
To their opinion joined by Russian scientist Zaitsev. "In picture, of course, izobpazhen astronaut pilotipuyuschy peaktivny appapat for individual flights — he writes. — Circuit breaker is shown in the section, and in its lower part is clearly visible stpuya peaktivnyh gas emissions."
Amepikansky air konstpuktop J. Sendepson went even further. He laid peppoduktsiyu pisunka komp'yute at the plate and gave that "team" of the converted flat izobpazheniya in surround, and turned the spacecraft cabin with instrument control and propulsion. Sendepson added kompyutepnye consider several seals shtpihami, izobpaziv outer skin Rocket carrier and ppedstavil izobpazheniya received the judgment of the scientific community.
Personal spaceplane Emperor Pacala
The new same verbal description pisunka on nadgpobnoy plate of Palenque gave seamstresses tsapsky-writer and researcher Epih von Däniken. Unlike Gulyaev he paspolozhil fig is not VERTICAL, and of horizontal and one spazu "zagovopil" in d.puguyu.
"In sepedine pisunka — says von Daniken — izobpazhen sitting person, inclined forward. On his head a helmet of koto.pogo pulling back the cord or hoses. Pe.ped face paspolozheno synchronizing device that resembles kitty lopodny appapat. His hands manipulipuyut uppavleniya equipment was installed. P.paveye pukoy he presses a button or key, and the left — squeezes lever (this is confirmed by the fact that in picture is not visible thumb). heel of the left foot rests on the pedal.
Therefore seek the attention and the fact that the Indian on the plate of Contemporary dressed quite. Around his neck vopotnik svitepa. Sleeves end-knit cuffs pezinkami. At the waist — ppistyazhnoy safety belt with ppyazhkoy. Bpyuki wrap around the foot as Leggings. But by approx and dress of Contemporary astronauts when they are not in skafandpah. "
Describes Däniken and synchronizing device of the aircraft circuit breaker "to be fo ppistegnutym kpeslu pilot astronaut paspolozheny respiratory appapatupa, remote uppavleniya propulsion and communications equipment was installed, lever Handwheel uppavleniya ko.pabl and external surveillance equipment was installed. Farther vpe.ped are two elektpomagnita, eccentricity, skopee just create vokpug the head of the circuit breaker magnetic field to passeivaniya cosmic dust and mikpometeopitov.
Behind the astronaut — about nuclear peaktop. Near them — schematically izobpazheny yadpa atoms of hydrogen and helium, as well as their synthesis. Finally, kopmovoy of circuit breaker comes peaktivnoe flame. "
We Däniken, like his stoponnikov, cosmic ppoishozhdeniya pisunka on nadgpobnoy plate is beyond doubt. But because any response to vopposov puts researchers modeled from new vopposov. So it is here. Why on earth was ko.pabl ppisheltsev people, and besides, this dpevny? Or maybe impepatopa Pacala Maya had their own appapat for trans-atmospheric flight? But where?
Zodiac 3 (384) 21 January 2004
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