Abydos is one of my two most favourite temples in all of Egypt (other one being Dendera). I like to think there is more to life than the obvious material stuff we can see, hear and touch. I like to believe we have powerful spiritual powers and abilities. I would prefer to be Mary Poppins than the Little Rag Girl.
I love the alternative side to Egypt’s monuments – the romance, the mystery and the unexplained. Could anything be more unexplained than the carving of the helicopter, submarine, plane and stealth fighter on a temple about 3000 years old? That temple is the Temple of Sety I at Abydos.
Google the subject on the web and you will find all kinds of explanations for this secret wonder – the one the Egyptologists like to give is that these pictures of a helicopter, submarine, plane and stealth fighter appeared when specific pieces of plaster fell off the wall. I am not going to debate that, other than to say “those pieces of plaster sure fell off in very specific form!” Jiri Mruzek makes an excellent scientific argument which debunks that particular theory.
My own theory is that the upper registers on the Egyptian Temples showed futuristic events or possibilities. Remember the Egyptians knew all about geometry, maths and the other sciences. Leonardo da Vinci admitted before he died that many of his inventions came from knowledge the Ancient Egyptians possessed. He had spent years working on a flying machine to name but one of his inventions.
From a spiritual point of view, if the Egyptians wanted to leave a message that said “WAKE UP!!” Could they have chosen a better one? Even the most hardened skeptic walking through Abydos Temple would have to look up at this carving on a 3000 year old temple and wonder “What? Who? When?” at the very least.
You can see this amazing carving while on our day tour to Abydos and Dendera Temples