CONSPIRACY theorists who focus on Ancient Mysteries have found new fodder for their fan boys and it centers on a set of enigmatic images and objects that look like modern-day designer handbags. They have found evidence that includes petroglyphs, incised carvings, and actual stone objects, and have been found in such diverse locales as Turkey, Iran, India, Egypt, Central America, and New Zealand, among cultures ranging from the Sumerians and Egyptians to the Olmecs and the Maori. They correctly point out that they appear in archaeological objects from a wide range of historical eras. What does it all mean? Well, CONSPIRACY theorists are claiming to have discovered proof of time travel! And they point to finding evidence of ancient statues holding what looks like modern-day designer handbags as long ago as in Mesopotamia, the cradle of modern civilization. They point out that the symbol of the mysterious handbag is shown in countless stone carvings and statues, dating back as far as 10,000 BC.
Conspiracy theory website UFO Today has released a YouTube video called “The Secret of the handbag in ancient stone carvings and statues – Ancient Aliens?”, making the astonishing allegations. The video claims the handbag is synonymous with modern woman, but has been seen in the hands of statues of ancient nobles from Mesopotamia to Mexico.
Another conspiracy theory website Disclose.tv also said: “Mankind is a species with amnesia. The veil of time has obscured a lot of ancient knowledge and technology. Luckily some ancient stone carvings, statues and art works offer us the opportunity of understanding some of these forgotten tools. In Mesopotamia, the cradle of modern civilization, the symbol of the mysterious handbag is shown in countless stone carvings and statues, dating back as far as 10.000 bc. The handbag motif is featured prominently in their sacred artwork.”
The video suggested the handbag motif was connected to the Annunaki, who represent a group of deities in ancient Mesopotamia.
However Lost Origins website points out that there is actually a context for them:
The Maori of New Zealand, one mythic storyline tells of how a deified ancestor named Tane ascended to a place where the gods lived and returned with three baskets filled with knowledge. Within the context of this type of myth, the notion of a basket comes to be associated symbolically with instructed knowledge. An Egyptian term for “basket” hetep is a homonym for other features we also find at Gobekli Tepe located in southeastern Turkey. It can refer to “a place of peace or propitiation”, “the shrine of a god”, to a “slab of stone.” Each of these perspectives on the symbolism of these baskets shapes as they were understood in ancient times lends credence to the notion that a basket represented a cosmological symbol, one that likely also reflected the importance of actual woven baskets in the life of an everyday person. Looked at from our modern perspective it may be hard to remember that a basket was, in its own way, as impactful a technological development as a thumb-drive has been to modern society. As such, it became a powerful icon for meanings that relate to cosmology and knowledge.