The mysterious figures of the Hongshan culture
Before the invention of photography and cinema, rather than the press, to witness an event one had to resort to painting, sculpture and oral stories.
Perhaps this is why when we look at the archaeological finds of ancient disappeared civilizations we discover artifacts that seem to represent alien beings of which we find no trace in the official history.
Artifacts that seem alien
Take the figures of the Hongshan culture, a Neolithic civilization that flourished in the North East of China between 4700 and 2900 BC. It is particularly known for its jade artifacts and for its burial sites and worship which comprise temples, altars, stone figures and pyramidal constructions.
Hongshan craftsmen began to dig and work jade, creating incredible objects, some of which cannot be reproduced even with modern techniques. How they were able to create them is an interesting first unanswered question.
The jade figures of Hongshan
According to archaeologists the Hongshan civilization considered jade a sacred stone, in fact many artifacts and statuettes were discovered inside tombs. Among them there are some very strange ones that represent incomprehensible creatures.
If we observe them closely, we notice that they are not similar to any living creature known on our planet. For official science these figures represent mythological creatures, as the uruboro, a dragon that bites the tail represented in the form of a swine-headed dragon called “dragon-pig”.
The theory of the dragon-pig
Not everyone is convinced: to many people in fact the figures of Hongshan appear to represent alien beings, as if to witness an ancient contact that could not have been handed down from generation to generation in any other way (if not orally, as a myth or legend).
Moreover it seems unlikely that the Hongshan craftsmen could reproduce what they had never seen in their lives in such a detailed way. The hypothesis of the dragon, of which the Chinese legends begin to speak at that time, does not hold up if we compare the figures of Hongshan with any other representation of successive dragon.
Symbolism or testimony of ancient contact?
It is not that the “symbolism” of the Hongshan culture an of many other disappeared civilizations it is just a convenient excuse that official science uses whenever it is faced with something that it fails to explain, or worse, that contradicts the theories considered valid up until then?
If in the future evidence of an ancient alien contact should emerge, many “symbolic” figures found all over the world could take on a very different meaning. Until then, everyone can at least be fascinated by artifacts that testify to the skill achieved by civilizations that have disappeared for millennia.