Ain Ghazal and the mystery of the funeral statues

Ain Ghazal and the mystery of the funeral statues

About 2,500 years before Ur reaches 65,000 residents, thus becoming the largest city in the world of the Copper Age, in Jordan flourished the city of Ain Ghazal, inhabited between 7,250 and 5,000 BC, which in the early centuries of life reached a population of 3,000 inhabitants.

If of the Ain Ghazal houses, built of mud bricks, there were little more than the foundations, we have found many tombs, some of which were reserved only to the deceased’s skull, in some cases with one kit of small statues in white chalk (there were found all over 32, including 15 full-length, 15 busts, including 3 double-headed, and 2 fragmentary heads).

Small statues with an alien appearance

Small statues of Ain Ghazal have clothes, eyes and painted hair, in some cases even tattoos or body paints. Anyone who has observed the faces of these small statues can’t have failed to notice the peculiarity of their features, which joined the still mysterious burial ritual has led some ufologists to wonder if they could not statuettes representing ancient aliens astronauts.

Their features resembled those of the alleged alien whose picture appeared on the cover of the Brazilian magazine Ufo in 1991. It is possible that more than 9,000 years ago the alien visitors have come into contact with the people of Ain Ghazal, or even in the town cemetery were buried the corpse of ancient astronauts?

Ain Ghazal and the mystery of the funeral statues
The fake alien of New Mexico

If so it would be interesting to understand how it is that in 1947 in New Mexico as was stated by the Ufo magazine, a UFO has crashed with a pilot on board, the very likeness of the plaster small statues of Ain Ghazal of 9,000 years before.

The photos of alleged alien were a clay model created by Canadian Linda Corriveau for the Strange Strange World Pavillion (of which she was the boss) for the expo “Man and his world” in Montreal, from 1978 to 1981, as Corriveau herself explained in a post on her blog

The article in the magazine Ufo was, therefore, a hoax, but how did Linda Corriveau to create an alien model so like small statues that were found in 1986 and exhibited to the public for the first time only in 1997, at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, as part of the exhibition “Archaeology on the banks of the Jordan”? To understand this you must go to examine the same small statues.

Ain Ghazal and the mystery of the funeral statues

Ain Ghazal and its mysterious funeral rites

In Ain Ghazal as in other places of the ancient Middle East, it was common practice to dig up after some time to dig out the dead’s bones and skulls, which were decorated with ritual purposes, obtaining from the same total or partial casts object of veneration then as part of religious practices centered on ancestor worship.

Even more than the statues of Ain Ghazal, the alien clay model created by Linda Corriveau had many similarities with the fragmentary masks found in Jericho.

In both cases, the masks were modeled on skulls to which the lower jaw had been removed, which ended up giving them the “alien” aspect that we see today. It would, therefore, be a mere coincidence, which lent itself to become the optimum basis for yet another hoax.

Yet too many coincidences do a clue and if someone wanted to use the photos of Linda Corriveau’s model it does not mean that the clue is less intriguing. What if we had accidentally uncovered evidence of an ancient alien contact and we do not make even more into account, past 9,000 years?

Tags: Unsolved mysteries, Ancient astronaut, Aliens