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Conspiracy theorists see modern-day laptop in ancient Greek statue
April 24, 2017
In 100 B.C., the same year that Julius Caesar was born in Rome, Greeks across the Mediterranean were already using MacBooks. At least, that's what some conspiracy theorists would have you believe, says the Daily Mail.
The owner of a YouTube channel called StillSpeakingOut said the ancient stone statue, "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman With an Attendant," may not show a modern device but the artwork does lead him to think "about the Oracle of Delphi which was supposed to allow the priests to connect with the gods."
The statue is called "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman With an Attendant," and it's currently on display in California. The artwork in question depicts a woman sitting on a throne or a chair, lifting the top of what looks like a shallow box. Oddly, there are two holes in the box. That's because this box, claimed StillSpeakingOut, is no ordinary box. Maybe it's a laptop computer from the future. And those are USB ports on the side.
Not everyone is so sure. Like the museum historian, who wrote in the description, "Lounging in a cushioned armchair, a woman reaches out to touch the lid of a shallow chest held by a servant girl on this funerary." Sounds pretty standard.
After taking a considerable amount of flack for his "ancient computer" theory, StillSpeakingOut responded again with a video that showed that he had come to a more subtle conclusion. "I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer," he said. But the Oracle of Delphi was believed to being a kind of conduit "to retrieve advanced information and various aspects."
So did the ancient Greeks have access to a time-travel machine that allowed them to go into the future to buy Apple products? Watch the video below, and arrive at your own conclusions.