king of palenque


The funerary ornaments of K'inich Janaab’ Pakal I (Pacal the Great), 7th century adornments excavated from the Temple of the Inscription, Palenque, Mexico.

Lord Pakal of Palenque’s sarcophagus lid motif compared to an astronaut’s position while seated inside a space capsule. Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that Lord Pakal is on his way back home to the stars, as pictured on his tomb. Archaeologists describe the scene on the sarcophagus as his descent into the underworld, but the similarities between the astronaut and Lord Pakal (who has been called ‘The Original Rocketman’) are striking and hard to ignore.

Photo taken from the 1970 documentary Chariots of the Gods? which is based on the book of the same name & the theories of author Erich Von Daniken.