The mysterious “helmet” of the Lady of Elche

One of the most enigmatic ancient sculptures ever discovered is The Lady of Elche, with its eerie helmet possibly linking it to a long lost prehistoric civilization or travelers. guests from another world.
For some it is nothing more than the sculpture of a mighty queen or an ancient priestess, for others it is proof of the technological advances used in a civilization lost in time.


The mysterious artifact – a multicolored bust representing a woman’s head, expertly carved from porous limestone 56 cm high, 45 cm wide and 37 cm deep – was unearthed in 1897 by a young country worker clearing a tree planting area on the L’ River Alcúdia Estate in Elche, southeastern Spain.
According to experts, the sculpture dates back to the 4th century BC and its discovery confirmed the existence of the ancient Iberian culture.


The condition where Lady Elche was found was impressive, compared to other artifacts found in the same area. This bust seems to be out of context, seems to have been deliberately placed where it should be protected or hidden, in such a way that it is almost impossible to know its true meaning and purpose, as it is not related to the environment in which it was found.
The entire work weighs about 65 kg and represents a woman well dressed in three sets of clothes: a long dress, a skirt, and an open gown with lapels. When the bust was discovered, streaks of bright colors, such as red and blue, were also noticed, meaning that its former makers probably painted it as well.

But what stands out most are the two large coils that frame each side of her face, similar to a bun, braided and decorated with lotus and pearl motifs, with earrings that hang over her shoulders and a carved necklace that adorns her neck.
Some scholars consider the Lady of Elche to be Iberian and suggest that this is the image of a queen, as only women of high aristocracy could use such spectacular and majestic ornamentation, while other researchers believe she was an ancient priestess or goddess associated with Basque culture.
Other scholars suggest that it was carved in the image of a Carthaginian goddess named Tanit, known to have authority over the moon, sun, and stars.


Now, to some extraordinary thinkers, what the woman wears is nothing more than a helmet with advanced ancient technology, and they propose that the Lady of Elche will be the descendant of a the number of people who colonized Atlantis in that area of ​​the iberia peninsula. His technological helmet will reflect the highly advanced nature of this civilization.

Currently, the original artifact is in Madrid, and a copy of it has been produced and housed at the Elche Historical and Archaeological Museum.


Other related archaeological discoveries baffle archaeologists.
There are a number of other discoveries as striking as that of Lady Elche. In 1987, The Lady of Guardamar was discovered at the Phoenician archaeological site of Cabezo Lucero in the province of Alicante, Spain, near Elche.

Other related archaeological discoveries baffle archaeologists
There are a number of other discoveries as striking as that of Lady Elche. In 1987, The Lady of Guardamar was discovered at the Phoenician archaeological site of Cabezo Lucero in the province of Alicante, Spain, near Elche.
The Phoenician civilization originated in the eastern Mediterranean, centered along Lebanon and Syria, at its height between 1,100 and 200 BC, stretching across the Mediterranean coast to Iberian peninsula.

Another, even more intriguing discovery, is that 12 medals with the same shape and cuneiform inscriptions were found in 1969 in Richfield, Utah, USA, buried more than two meters deep. Here is a complete mystery and to this day, no one has been able to explain its origin.
It is well known that the Phoenicians were experienced navigators and intrepid explorers who developed an extensive maritime trade network spanning more than a millennium, becoming the dominant power for much of antiquity.
There are many theories about the Phoenician presence in America, including in Brazil, supported by records, inscriptions, and discovered artifacts, which suggest that this civilization was more advanced much more than expected and will at least cross the Atlantic 2,000 years before Columbus, and could have connections or perhaps even be the descendants of the lost civillization of Atlantis.

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