|3D Model of the Palenque 'Astronaut' |
Ancient Aliens: “Arguably the most remarkable Mayan artifact ever found – the stone sarcophagus lid of King Pacal – has produced considerable controversy. Mainstream scholars believe the depiction of King Pacal on a journey to the underworld, but ancient astronaut theorists believe the king is portrayed at the seat of the controls of a space craft and have dubbed him the Palenque astronaut.” - See more at: http://ancientaliensdebunked.com/references-and-transcripts/pacals-rocket/#sthash.3FONBN2W.dpuf
Also known as Pacal's Rocket, the stone sarcophagus lid of King Pacal has produced considerable controversy since its reported discovery in 1952 by Alberto Ruz. Many mainstream scholars believe the depiction of King Pacal symbolizes a journey to the underworld, but after Erich von Daniken injected the artwork into popular culture in the early 1970's, many today instead see Pacal at the controls of a spaceship. What do you think?