People really want to believe there's a 'laptop' in this ancient statue

Some amazing foresight on the unknown artist

Good conspiracy theory
The ancient Greeks, of course, did not have laptops, but the Internet loves a good conspiracy theory.

A few on the Internet are hoping for some amazing foresight on the unknown artist who carved the "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant," a statue on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California.

The carving depicts a woman touching the lid of a "shallow chest" held by an attendant. But sure, it also sort of resembles a modern laptop with holes that maybe call to mind USB ports.

"Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant"

As Daily Mail reports, YouTube user StillSpeakingOut said in a 2014 video that though he does not believe that the statue is depicting an ancient laptop computer, the statue does bring to mind the Oracle at Delphi, "which was supposed to allow the priests to 'connect with the gods that retrieve advanced information and various aspects.'"

So, do these wild claims hold any weight? The answer: An obvious no.

Forbes debunked the theory, noting that the object could be a series of things, like a jewelry box or a wax tablet. And those "USB ports"? "Ancient marble sculptures often have holes that used to hold wooden or other perishable objects," is just one of a few alternative theories.


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