Picture of an Alien on the walls of Ancient Egypt - Explained

There are many internet websites that make claims that are quite extraordinary. This particular article addresses the claim that there are pictures of Aliens on the walls of temples and tombs in Ancient Egypt.  Let's examine one such popular claim.

Probably the most famous and most referred to pictures and website comes from http://www.darkstar1.co.uk/cosmicegypt.html - The website states:

Cosmic Conspiracies were recently searching the web for pictures of ancient Egypt for a forthcoming T Shirt project for this site. Whilst we were visiting various Egyptology sites we came across this picture that was taken inside the Tomb of Ptah-Hotep, at Saqqara, Egypt, which dates back to the 5th Dynasty. The picture shows servants offering food to the Egyptian sage and Philosopher Ptah-Hotep (who is sat at a table to the left of this part of the picture). Ptah-hotep served during the reign of Izezi as a sage. His maxims are in the Prisse Papyrus which are in the Louvre.  Izezi was the eighth king of the 5th Dynasty and ruled Egypt from 2388 till 2356 BC.

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We were flabbergasted to say the least when we took a closer look at this image and could make out an 'alien grey' in the bottom of the picture! Does this prove that the building and placement of the Pyramids were aided by alien intelligence?

alien - Ptah

We have only been able to find the three images of this picture that you see here and have learned that this particular wall mural does not appear in any official guidebooks!... I wonder why? I have found out however that a picture showing this same mural is in an old book called 'In The Shadow Of The Pyramids - Egypt during the Old Kingdom'.

The implications of the discovery of this ancient stone picture that includes the alien are absolutely huge! and could be one of the most important clues to alien intervention into our ancient history ever made!

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Here is an enlargement of 'The Grey'. This picture could explain why the Egyptians appeared to be so technically advanced, and how they were able to build the Pyramids with such precision. For instance the coffin in The Great Pyramid was cut so accurately that we could not even recreate a similar coffin out of rock today -  even with our laser technology!

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This is a blow up of the fist pic in this album that "they" use to promote misinformation.

This website claims it made a huge discovery while searching for a T-shirt design scanning the internet.  This alone, accounts for the methodology and lack of scrutiny that went into this discovery.  The website uses poor quality pictures which are blurry and makes it difficult to distinguish details.  In the enlarged picture, the figure identified as the "alien grey" is of an ambiguous shape, but it does look like there might be eyes, and perhaps a frowning mouth, and possibly arms folded upon the chest. But this is a subjective interpretation, much as one might describe the shape of an ink-blot, and it is helped along by the suggestion of the authors. The website informs us that "the picture shows servants offering food" to Ptah-Hotep, the owner of the tomb in which the relief is found. One might ask what would an alien be doing among a collection of food offerings. It is also notable that if the figure is indeed an alien, it is shown in a frontal view -- face on -- quite unlike the other figure in the scene and, indeed, quite unlike Egyptian artistic conventions in general (with the exception of Het Heru and Bes).

While the figure in the picture might bear some similarity to what we today think extraterrestrial beings look like, an open mind would reserve judgment until better quality photographs could be examined, as photographic evidence appears to be the single basis of the websites' theory.  As it turns out, those authors hope that you do not have the resources to try to find them, and as a further discouragement they cite an out of print book, In the Shadow of the Pyramids.  Neither the author nor the date is cited. Fortunately, it is not hard to find information about a book from its title, and one doesn't have to go to too much trouble to find that the author is Jaromír Málek, and that the book was first published in 1986.

The authors of the website claim to "have only been able to find the three images of this picture that you see here and have learned that this particular wall mural does not appear in any official guidebooks!... I wonder why?"  The implication is that there is some conspiracy trying to suppress the "absolutely huge" implications of this tomb relief.  Is it such a secret? A look in any general tourist guidebook to Egypt reveals that "the double mastaba of Akhti-Hotep and Ptah-Hotep" is open to visitors (and photographs may be made if a flash is not used).  If the relief is a secret, it doesn't seem to be a very well-kept one.

Indeed, luckily for the casual visitor to Egypt, Bonechi's All of Egypt, a glossy tourist photo paperback hawked by vendors at popular sites throughout the country, has a picture of this very relief on page 45:

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"They" say the object slightly left of center is an alien with two big black eyes. The object is a water lilly.

Seen more clearly, the little "alien grey" takes on quite a different perspective. The figure looked much more alien-like in the fuzzy picture, but here it looks rather like something else altogether. But what is it?

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What before looked like a mouth now we see is a container and the head doesn't look like a head at all, but is a water lily (Lotus) blossom.  The "eyes" here no longer resemble eyes.  But what are they?  Recall that the context in which this relief is found is that of an offering scene.  This is an offering of a Lotus.  The peculiar figure pictured is the image of a lotus blossom, with a bud on each side of it, placed in a vase or jar as an offering.  Is it possible to confirm this?  Yes.  In another relief in the same tomb depicts a man gathering lotus blossoms as he places them in a basket:

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Clearly, we may now say that what looked like eyes were in reality flower buds, and what in a very poor photograph looked something like an "alien grey" looks exactly like that which it was meant to represent: An offering of a lotus blossom.

Here is a picture showing the wall from a wider angle:

 Ptah Hotep - mastaba-ptahotep

Here is a picture of the top of the entrance to the Mastaba of Ptah Hotep 5th Dynasty circa 2200 BC where you can see his name in the glyphs:

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