Surprisingly, science fiction appeared in ancient times. Moreover, if you believe the idea of paleokontakt (“Paleokontakt: did the aliens influence the development of human civilization?”), then science fiction appeared even earlier than human dawn. You must admit that it is hard not to believe that something otherworldly and unearthly exists or existed among us, considering these ancient paintings.
We present 12 paintings with elements of science fiction, which appeared long before the theme of “little green men”.
“St. Wolfgang and the Devil” (1475)
According to tradition, St. Wolfgang made the devil help build a church. Interestingly, the author thought it was a funny idea to draw a face on the devil ... In general, you could see for yourself.
“Baptism of Christ” (1710)
In the Bible, somehow they missed the moment when the alien ship launched three beams to the manger of Jesus, the Magi being guided around the world.
Peruvian carving, 6th century
The locals could believe that they were visited by very unfriendly alien guests. It seems that space tourism developed even before the birth of Jesus. Egyptian pictogram (400 BC)
Apparently, a new bird is being offered a hooded alien. The author’s idea seems rather vague. Is that a hint of alien food preferences? If so, stock up on chicken.
“Annunciation with Saint Emidius” (1486)
The event notes a message from Gabriel that Mary will conceive a son of God. The picture seems to depict a pregnancy prescription without conception: use alien plates that shoot beams at women.
“Glorification of the Eucharist” (1600)
God and Jesus use the “satellite” to transmit a signal to the Earth with the help of some light rays. Unfortunately, the wise men present are distracted by the beautiful face of a lion and did not appreciate the jump in technological progress. But we see it!
Pay attention to the spacecraft in the upper corners of the picture. We suspect that time travelers have decided to watch one of the main events in world history.
“Madonna with Saint Giovanni” (15th century)
Madonna is so fascinated by babies that she did not notice the flying saucer. Although the unknown guy and the dog managed to see a strange object. Illustration from the book “Ume No Chir” (1803)
Pay special attention here, as the signature indicates that a real artifact was discovered by Japanese sailors. It would be made of iron and glass, and strange letters were carved inside.
Italian Rock Art (10,000 years BC)
It seems that before us are two creatures in space suits. It can be both aliens, and someone's prediction of the emergence of earthly cosmonautics.
French cave painting (13000 BC)
Even our distant ancestors knew about space ships. Or in the fashion were gaucho hats with pompoms.
Fresco in the temple of Svetitskhoveli (17th century)
Um ... did strange arthropods with tentacles really fly in the background? And why does the guy on the left look like he was sprayed with some substance from a hose?