Time Travel

Are These Hieroglyphs Proof of Real Time Travel?

Venture into the ancient temple of Seti I in Abydos, Egypt, constructed around 3,000 years ago, and you’ll find hieroglyphs upon its walls that some believe may prove the existence of time travel — or perhaps even ancient aliens.

According to the Daily Express, the hieroglyphs on display resemble aircraft, tanks, and submarines found in our modern era. But why? How?

I’ll tell you: What we’re looking, or so suggests the Express, is clearly the handywork of yet another meddling time traveler, who’s more interested in destroying the fabric of the universe than taking even the most basic of temporal travel precautions. In other words, someone ripped a hole in spacetime and showed the ancient Egyptians a few of our toys.

Ancient astronaut theorists, on the other hand, apparently have a different idea. They suggest the Egyptians were instead visited by an alien civilization, and designs resembling the aliens’ wondrous technologies were incorporated into the hieroglyphs we see today.

But wait. Really?

Egyptologists claim the appearance of these hieroglyphs, specifically the ones that look like modern-day helicopters, are nothing more than pareidolia. According to Wikipedia, they’re “the result of carved stone being re-used over time,” with the erosion of the plaster leaving multiple inscriptions “partially visible and creating a palimpsest-like effect of overlapping hieroglyphs.”

In fact, the original inscription of the Helicopter hieroglyphs apparently reads, “He who repulses the nine,” while the newer inscription translates to, “He who protects Egypt and overthrows foreign countries.”

Of course, this explanation is exactly what you’d expect from those trying to cover up the obvious. We’re on to you, time travelers!


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.

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