People Are Convinced This Statue Shows The Ancient Greeks Had Laptops

No, unfortunately this ancient Greek relief doesnt show a woman chilling out on her laptop. However, the Internet has once again thrown up a crazy theory about this innocent marble sculpture.

YouTuber StillSpeakingOut released a video over a year ago thathas recently come back to the Internets attention, saying that the relief could potentially show a laptop-like devicecomplete with two USB ports which allowed the ancients to communicate with higher beings.

In the video, below, StillSpeakingOut says,I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer.

…but I can’t help but think that Erich Von Daniken has been right all this time and most of these myths about magical artifacts given bythe gods by a very restricted group of individuals in ancient civilizations were high tech devices similar to what we have available today.

The videogoes onto suggest that there is a link between the ancient civilisation andmodern computer technology, citingthe tech company Oracle and the programming language Delphi,” both of which have Greek-inspired names.

However, its obviously very doubtful the ancient Greek woman would have been able to retweet Zeus from this thing.

The marble relief, called Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant,is currently on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. Their curators describe the scene as a woman reaches out to touch the lid of a shallow chest held by a servant girl. They also note that the woman depicted ispreparing for a funeral (no time to be procrastinating on the Internet), so its most likely this is jewelry box.

As for those odd little USB port holes,Forbes explained that there area few explanations. It wasnt uncommon for ancient Greek reliefs to have holes like this to holdextensions of a different material. Alternatively, it could show that theres been some reworking on the piece

Although the exact origin and date is unknown as is often the way with ancient history the museum believe its from Delos and dates from around 100 BCE, making it over 2100 years old.

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