Have you ever marveled at the wisdom and creativity of ancient human civilizations, and imagined how they constructed those breathtaking buildings and works of art? Among these ancient ruins, Angkor Wat is a particularly fascinating temple complex.
It is majestic and beautiful, each of its stones is finely carved, covered with relief paintings with fine workmanship, and its rich imagination has reached unbelievable levels. Therefore, many people believe that the Angkor ruins were created not by human hands, but by the creation of the gods.
However, this magnificent temple was abandoned at the end of the 14th century and it was not until the 19th century that it was rediscovered by Europeans. This place used to be the religious center of the Khmer empire but still leaves many mysteries in history.
One of the most mysterious is that the Angkor Wat complex actually hints at the star chart of the constellation Draco. Is it accidental or intentional that each temple corresponds to a major planet in the constellation Draco? What is the connection between Angkor Wat and Draco? These questions have puzzled many explorers and researchers.
Historian Graham Hancock believes that Angkor Wat has a reference to the constellation Draco that was seen by ancient people about 12,000 years ago.
In 1860, French biologist Henri Mouault, with a love and curiosity for tropical plants and animals, came to the Kingdom of Cambodia. He heard that there was a pristine rainforest here, in which many rare and beautiful creatures lived.
So Henri Mouault decided to delve deeper into this unknown land, searching for the rare flowers and plants he had always dreamed of. During his journey he accidentally discovered that some stones and bricks began to appear among the trees, and some had carvings and patterns.
These traces led him to an ancient and mysterious temple complex. There are countless exquisite statues with mysterious smiles on their faces, many temples and great trees coexist, and all kinds of sculptures are lifelike.
Mouhot is often mistaken as the one who “discovered” Angkor Wat, although Angkor Wat has never been lost — the location and existence of the entire Angkorian chain has always been known to the Khmer and has been known by a number of people. Westerners have been visiting since the 16th century.
Henri Mouault felt as if he had entered a dreamlike world, and decided to stop here, carefully exploring and documenting everything. He took a brush and paper with him and began drawing pictures and maps of Angkor Wat.
Henri Mouault also wrote down his feelings and experiences, hoping to tell the world about this amazing discovery. However, before he could publish this discovery, he strangely disappeared in the vast primeval forest.
The disappearance of Henri Mouault made local residents and the French government feel strange, and a large-scale search and investigation campaign was launched. However, his whereabouts remained unknown until a year later, when his body was found in the woods, the cause of death was a bite from a poisonous insect.
Fortunately, his notes about Angkor Wat miraculously survived next to the body and were brought back to Europe. This incident shocked the entire West and people flocked to Angkor Wat in an attempt to uncover its mystery.
Built in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, attracting more than 2 million tourists every year.
To study the ruins of Angkor Wat, scientists used drones and ground-penetrating radar technology to map the entire Angkor Wat temple. However, what surprised them was that the map of these temples was very similar to that of the constellation Draco. Each major planet corresponds to a temple below, hinting at the mysterious connection between Angkor Wat and Draco.
Archaeologists have done astronomical calculations and discovered that about 12,000 years ago, the lowest point of the constellation Draco in the sky was directly above Angkor Wat and the constellation on the horizon was Leo. If the Sphinx in Egypt existed 12,000 years ago, the two brightest stars of the constellation Leo would correspond to the eyes of the Sphinx. Also, if the Triple Star also existed 12,000 years ago, it also corresponds to the Alpha star in Draco. These things have sparked people’s conjecture and inquiry.
Researchers believe that the Angkor civilization was established in AD 802. The capital city of Angkor, the center of this civilization, is located on the shores of Tonle Sap Lake and northwest of Cambodia.
Accordingly, many people have theorized that this is not a coincidence but evidence that there is a mysterious connection between Angkor Wat and other ancient civilizations.
However, this theory has caused a lot of controversy. Some people think that Angkor Wat’s architectural techniques and artistic creation surpassed the ability and understanding of people at that time, it must be a more advanced civilization or technology to be able to realize it. .
They pointed out that the stone materials in the temple are perfectly machined in terms of specifications and dimensions, and all the statues of gods, buddhas, people, and statues are smoothed with edges, lifelike. . It was almost impossible for people at that time to do this with only chisels and hammers.
It takes two hours to polish a stone weighing less than 100 pounds, and the weight of the largest single stone at Angkor Wat has exceeded ten tons. For such a stone, the shaping time with just hammer and chisels is truly incalculable. The weight of stones used in the whole Angkor Wat construction is very large, these stones come from far away places and have to be transported a long distance to reach the construction site of Angkor Wat.
But what is more surprising is that the entire Angkor Wat was built on a swamp without any foundation structure. In the deposition of time, Angkor Wat did not subside, making one wonder: How did ancient people build such a structure?
Previously, historians suggested that the Angkor civilization collapsed in 1431, when the army of the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya sacked the capital, so it was abandoned. In the 19th century, there was another explanation: Angkor was a civilization forgotten by the Cambodians themselves and left to crumble in the jungle.
Although the hypotheses put forward may be curious to most people, most scholars and experts disagree with these claims, arguing that they are disrespectful and misinterpreted. Khmer civilization and Angkor Wat.
Whether or not Angkor Wat is related to Draco or aliens is unknown, it is still a marvel of architecture and incredible, a precious and unique piece of cultural heritage.