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We encourage you to verify the source images for yourself, rather than just simply accept the facts that are presented here. Exact details of the used image templates can be found here.

Some reports on this website are based on previous ones. So it is extremely important to read the reports in chronological order. Details can turn up that were probably already been analyzed in detail. If you are new here and you directly start reading the recent reports without prior knowledge, then it could happen, that the required context is not recognizable. You do yourself and us a favor when you first start with the oldest reports.

This report makes reference to structural anomalies in Aram Chaos. We recommend that you first review the previous reports from this series, if you have not read them yet.

These include the following documents:

3. Many details of the facility complex in Aram Chaos
2. The Aram Chaos facility complex
1. Structures in Aram Chaos

Explanatory Notes

This report deals with the breakdown of the details that has been reconstructed based on the Mars images. It's not about the recognition and reconstruction of structures and shapes on Mars shots, but rather in which historical context the discoveries appears. The processing of this material represents a new level in this project analysis and is therefore marked with red color.

The footage from Aram Chaos are the most impressive so far, but also the most confusing. Many structures in this region suggest a very technology-heavy complex. Above all, the large "water" jet (or possibly the large liquid outflow) of the ATLAS base, indicates that this complex is apparently active. But with the discovery of a monument in the shape of a giant snake with a dragon-like head and the discovery of a symbol that seems strange, for the first time we're faced with cultural, possibly ritualistic aspects that are not self-explanatory.

A ramp can explain that this is an aid to allow a path through a height difference. One can see that large amounts of fluids is pumped through a tubing system. The physical principles to achieve such things are well known to us. Why, however, a mythological creature is incorporated in the rock, can not be explained from a pure technical point of view. It is perhaps an aesthetic, an artistic aspect behind it, but this is far from sufficient as an explanation, if one sees that a considerable effort was necessary to its completion. Especially if this is implemented in an environment that is probably not necessarily very live-friendly.

It is now clear that a purely technical approach is no longer sufficient here to provide explanations that are based on the cultural backgrounds. A sensible option is to illuminate our own cultural history. It may be possible to find similarities here on earth that go along with the Mars covers.

The Key Element: The Mars Symbol

Basis of the following analysis is a symbol that was revealed in a detailed examination of previously discovered driveways in the Aram Chaos facility complex. It was a targeted search for writings or markings, after we have previously discovered the lettering ATLAS above a driveway. It seems that it is not only in human nature to provide any kind of equipment and buildings (unless the intention to camouflage is given) with markings in order to disclose visitors the function or the ownership or whatever kind of belonging.

It should be noted that the lettering can not be an original part of the ATLAS plant. This was obviously added later. The existence of the lettering in Latin capitals allows only a few logical conclusions. But this should be part of another analysis report.

That the newly discovered symbol could be an image artifact is ruled out. The symbol has a clearly defined shape. No fuzzy edges, no artifacts or typical moire patterns, and as well no block-like interference patterns. The surrounding environment shows no similar abnormalities.

The reconstruction of the symbol also shows that this is not a random geometric figure, but that these archetypal shapes also conveys information. Wing elements, a halo, a pyramidial base, these are details, which are already known elements since the early days of our cultural development.

The symbol represents an important discovery, because now there is a reference for a comparison with symbols of our cultural history. If one starts from the premise that an extraterrestrial civilization has actually visited this solar system, then it is a quite obvious conclusion, that the builders of these plants wouldn't have been satisfied just to have Mars as their only "Base". Depending on when these plants were built, it could at one point in our cultural history have come to a concurrence with the foreign civilisaton and ours. Cultural adaptation of symbols would be one of the expected actions.

Parallels to the Winged Sun Disk

Extensive research work has shown that there are surprisingly a lot of symbols that have similar issues with the discovered Mars symbol. Perhaps we have here an explicable pattern. The logic behind this still requires further studies.

The following figure represents one of the first findings that show significant similarity in comparison with the discovered Mars symbol. It is an image area of a commemorative stele that shows the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II. The adjacent text describes the construction and inauguration of the new royal palace, which can be dated to the year 879 BC.

Image area of a memorial message. Found in 1951 at the royal palace at Nimrud
(Biblical: Calah or Kalchu. Nowadays a ruin, 30 km south-east of the city of Mosul, Iraq)

It is that symbol that is seen top left in the shape of a winged star / winged sun disk. It's a symbol that can be found on many inscriptions, clay tablets and cylinder seals of the mesopotamian culture area. The following comparison shows the the socalled winged sun disk and the Mars symbol in detail.

The pairs of stylized wings of the Mars symbol are summarized in the Assyrian version as single feathered wings. The pyramidial base forms now the tail feathers. Virtually unchanged, the central ring with a cross pattern. In the Assyrian version, above the ring is something that is widely interpreted by archaeologists as horns. The reconstructed Mars symbol do show this detail. However, since the cross pattern on Mars symbol is formed by the incoming lines from the outside, the area above the ring seems to be incomplete. Horns, or perhaps a crown would here be a quite conceivable element to connect this part respectively to complete it. What is not included in the version of the winged sun disk are the three dots below the ring.

Cultural and Historical Similarities Regarding Winged Sun Disk

This raises the question whether the winged sun disk can actually be brought in connection with the Mars symbol. The symbol of the winged sun disk is one of the oldest religious symbols in human history and is reflected in different variations in many different cultures around the world. The interpretation of a logo or a symbol can in terms of individual and subjective impressions and experiences of the viewer produce different interpretations. In addition, over the centuries, we can expect an evolution of symbolism. What is shown as details in one representation could in contrast have a more abstract look in another representation, of another artist, from a different culture in another time period or even cease completely. It is of particular importance to gain a comprehensive overview to provide representations of the winged sun disk.

The following timeline shows only a small selection of many examples, that have significant similarities with the schematic Mars symbol. The image segments in the timeline are clickable and provide additional detailed information about the origin and the officially estimated age. A variety of objects that exhibit this distinctive symbol, can be found in large and well-known museums, such as the Louvre in Paris, the Pergamon Museum in Berlin or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Stone Gate in Yuyao
Stone Gate in Yuyao of the so-called Hemudu culture. Yuyao is located in Zhejiang Province, China (Neolithic, created around 4800 BC)
Ivory comb from Abydos
Ivory comb from the time of King Djet. Found at Abydos, Egypt. Now exhibited at the Louvre Museum, Paris (date of origin about 3000 BC)
Pyramidion of Dashur
The black pyramidion of Pharaoh Amenemhat III of Dahshur. Exhibited in the Museum of Cairo (date of origin about 1800 BC)
Rock-relief in Yazilikaya
Rock-relief in Yazilikaya. 3 km east of Hattusa, Turkey. A replica is located in Berlin's Pergamon Museum (date of origin about 1300 BC)
Memorial stone to Ashurnasirpal II
From the memorial stone to Ashurnasirpal II. Found in the royal palace of Nimrud (biblical: Calah or Kalchu). Nowadays a ruin, 30 km south-east of the city of Mosul, Iraq (The stele is dated to 879 BC)
Bulla from Tharros
Bulla (amulet) from Tharros, once an ancient city on the west coast of Sardinia, Italy (Created around 800 BC)
Relief from Sakcegözü
Relief from the ruins Sakcegözü, Turkey. Now exhibited at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany (date of origin around 750 BC)
Memorial stone of Akhet-Abu
Memorial stone of Akhet-Abu, Syria. Now exhibited in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin (The monument is dated to 482 BC)
Roman grave stele
Grave stele, probably of Roman origin. Replica of an Egyptian mortuary ceremony. Today in the Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen (date of origin is around the 1st century AD)
Fresko from Kom el-Shugafa
Fresco from a Roman grave chamber. From the catacombs of Kom el-Shugafa in Alexandria, Egypt (date of origin is around the 2nd century AD)
Wall scroll from China
Wall scroll from China - The teaching of Buddha Sakyamuni artist Zhang Shengwen (Created by 1173-1176, the so-called Song Dynasty). By definition, no 'winged sun disk', but a highly symbolic subject - the Dorje / Vajra
Stone plate with Tlaltecuhtli
Stone plate with the Aztec god Tlaltecuhtli from Templo Mayor ('Great Temple') in Mexico City. Exhibited in the Templo Mayor Museum (origin dating to around 1450). By definition, not a 'winged sun disk', but rather part of the clothing here. Symbolically, however, stands in the center the glyph for the sun. Tlaltecuhtli is the Aztec monstrous earth goddess who eats the sun every night and vomits it the next morning.
Codex Borbonicus
From the Codex Borbonicus. Exhibited at the Library of the National Assembly in Paris (Posted at 1520). By definition, not a 'winged sun disk', but an often used icon in the Aztec codices
Relief over Washington's memorial plaque
Relief over George Washington Memorial plaque inside the Washington Monument in the U.S.A. (Created about 1884). The winged sun disk is one of many distinctive characteristics of Masonic lodges. George Washington was an avowed Masons. Correspondingly, one frequently finds his person in the context of such symbols
Entrance to the fire temple
Atash Behram Yezd, the fire temple in Yazd, Iran (built 1932). The image shows the area above the temple entrance. An interesting detail are the three inscribed circles. These represent the three basic principles of Zoroastrianism: think well, speak well, act well

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Over several millennia, the Mars symbol can be found in numerous variations and in many cultures on earth. In most cases this meaning as a so-called winged sun disk predominates. In all these examples the sun and / or the light is a defining element for this type of symbol.

The following diagram represents a schematic image which contains the most striking elements of all investigated samples without including the Mars symbol in this process.

General Characteristics
Integral part of the basic form are a pair of wings and a central ring. The other elements are optional and are, depending on the example, located on the opposite sides.
If the element of the horns is not present above the central ring, instead, two branches often appear below the ring which are either only merely hinted, or take concrete forms. In Egypt such representations often use uraei (uraeus snake), which appear on the solar disk. Some stolon forms in Sumerian examples however, suggest the association of two birds' feet.
The segment just below the ring is often represented by tail feathers. The design of this segment is usually characterized by a triangular shape. In connection with the wings it creates an abstract representation of a bird, but this part is an optional element. Alternatively, this area is implied by ordinary lines or a formation of dots characterized by the number 3 appear in that place.
The wings, however, can take a more or less sweeping form and thereby be bent upwards or downwards. Especially in Egypt representations the wings appear very expansive. They often exhibit segmentations, that in most cases are formed by horizontal lines.
The solar disk shows within the same cultural group several special shapes. This is where the artists, as needed, use a simple ring representation or incorporate a cross pattern.

It may be regarded as exceptional performance of our culture, that representations of the so-called "winged sun disk" have been saved to the present day. Its story can be traced back thousands of years ago. Carved in stones and clay or recorded on paper. Many legacies of the recent past, of ancient times and even from the Neolithic era, are preserved. Thus, it is not only possible for archaeologists, but also for historically interested people, to find this symbol on-site at historic places, the museum or through extensive Internet searches and to trace its history back over a period of 7000 years.

It should not be ignored, that the basis for this report is a symbol that was discovered on Mars. At a place that is not isolated in nowhere, but situated beside huge plants and monuments. The Mars symbol is probably the origin symbol, or at least one of those, that served for the people on earth as a kind of landmark or a symbol for the "others". If one starts from the presumption that this symbol represents a logo and a reference to the owners, then this logo can possibly be found on a variety of equipment or clothing of the foreign visitors. Those who had contact copied the icon and added it into their culture. So far it could not be clearly clarified, which culture originally spreaded the symbol of the winged sun disk. But this is probably not even the merit of a single cultural group.

The people who saw for the first time that symbol and appointed it as their icon, have also made the first step to its interpretation. The Sumerian depiction show the most similarities. But it is mainly the Egyptian representation, which we know best in our everyday life. Variations of the winged sun are used in brand logos of companies or even in the commercial sector.

This is impressively confirmed when you look at the resuls of the image search function of a search engine by checking the results for the words "winged disc trade mark". The factual background of this symbol is basically almost completely forgotten. Relatively few people are aware that the winged sun disk basically reflects the cult of an ancient solar deity.

Meaning of the Winged Sun Disk

In ancient Egypt, the winged sun symbol represents the god Horus (of Behedet/Edfu) Wikipedia Link. He is known as the god of war, the sky, and the light. But also other natural forces acts are attributed to him. The symbolic connection between Horus and the King (Pharaoh) has lead that the winged sun became the symbol of protection and also for the king.

In the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian pantheon, the sun god Shamash Wikipedia Link is (corresponding with the Sumerian god Utu) represented by the symbol of the winged sun. On some representations, Shamash appears as a character within the solar disk, which is similar in style to the Faravahar Wikipedia Link in the Zoroastrian religion.

In Zoroastrianism this symbol is connected with the god Ahura Mazda Wikipedia Link. He symbolizes the power of light and is the creator and sustainer of the world and humanity. Zoroastrianism had significant influence on other religions such as Judaism and Christianity. Thus, in this concepts such as those of heaven and hell were adopted. The figure of the devi probably goes back to Ahriman Wikipedia Link. In early Zoroastrianism, he was part of the dualistic aspect of life, that included the good and the evil. In this context, Malakhim Wikipedia Link and Daeva Wikipedia Link have to be mentioned, which in turn correspond to angels and demons.

Largely inspired by the symbolism of the winged sun is also the representation of the greek sun god Helios. Helios duty was to direct the sun chariot Wikipedia Link across the sky, which was drawn by four winged horses
Helios on his chariot
Red-figure Kalyxkrater - 435 BC
Exhibited at the British Museum in London

. This in turn shows parallels to the Roman god Apollo
Apollo and his chariot
Roman mosaic floor

who is represented in numerous mosaic floors in the same way. Sometimes drawn by horses, sometimes drawn by swans. The representation of the deity in his chariot has to be understood as a reinterpretation of the deity within the winged sun disk.

The symbol of the winged sun disk is therefore always in the cultural context of religious or cultic content. It is particular associated with divinity and with divine protection for the king and his people.

Abstraction of the Shape of the Sun Disk/Cross

The main element of the winged sun disk sun is the central element. With this rather banal finding the whole symbol can be reduced to the main element, the disk respectively the ring. The simplest illustration is that of a circle, which is provided in its interior with simple cross lines. Just as in the case of the winged sun disk, the solar disk itself also exists in several variations.

However, there is a great risk of misinterpretation. In the context of the Mars discoveries our viewing can not be regarded as without bias. It must not be overlooked that such abstract symbols also represent archetypes. Patterns of human imagination are being reflected, that are fundamental part of the collective unconscious. A sun symbol can also arise out of a completely natural process. It is quite possible that religious, ritualistic aspects go hand in hand with such symbols. Assuming that solar symbols generally represent a level of abstraction of the winged sun disk, would be absurd. That is the reason why such symbols can not be considered in isolation, but only in a holistic context. If there are no further hints that point to a special circumstance, than a symbol of the sun is nothing more than a sun symbol and a symmetrical cross-shaped ornament is nothing more than just an ornament. It would be naive to set everything in connection with something extraterrestrial.

Interpretation, abstraction, rearrangement

In the examples shown here is particularly evident that there is a connection with symbols that are known in different religions. The possibility that especially this aspect of human history is a result of extraterrestrial influence would have serious implications of our current understanding of religion and general view of the world. Further conclusion resulting from this analysis everyone have to figure it out for himself. An assessment on our part regarding this issue would be presumptuous. However, it is important to explain at least the facts and to enlighten unknown circumstances.

Historical Examples Regarding Cross- and Eight-Spoked Wheel Variations

The next abstraction level of the winged sun disk is the detachment of the central ring. Variations of the sun disk it can be cross-shaped or eight-spoked wheels. If we focus only on the shape and set them in context of a religious, ritual or folk traditions, we can also find countless examples.

Bilder Buddha Statue
Bronze Statue. Contemporary representation of the meditating Buddha showing the so-called Abhaya Mudra (symbolic hand gesture). The element of the halo is also well known in Christianity. Also interesting is the back, which depicts a so-called cross paty. The characteristics of this kind of halo is equal to many Christian depictions of saints
Chinchero Weaver
Chinchero, a small town in the Peruvian Andes. The traditional art of weaving is using here patterns and forms, whose origin dates back to the Incas
Derafsh Kaviani Banner
The royal standard/banner of the Sassanid kings. It is considered as a sign of the Iranian independence and the resistance. The origin of this standard is based on an ancient legend, when it comes to the fight against the power-hungry and demonic king Zahhak, who wanted to conquer a part of today's Iran. The opposition used this standard as a guiding symbol in the fight against Zahhak
Altar Fresco
Monastery in Kosovo. The interpretation is left to the viewer. A striking feature is the star on the 'outer shell' consisting of eight branches.
Sun Crosses
During the European Bronze Age sun wheel respectively cross wheels were widespread, mainly in northern Europe
Stone Tablet of Shamash
Stone tablet depicting the sun god Shamash. The centrally placed stone disk represents the glyph of the sun god. Exhibited at the British Museum
Templar church in Garway
At the western edge of the parish Garway in Englad, there is an old church, dedicated to Saint St. Michael. It was founded by the Knights Templar around the 12th Century AD. Many details still remained, such as the Templar's typical Maltese cross, a winged dragon, and this symbol here. It is a cross wheel on top of a pyramid that rests on the wings. To the sides, the symbolic representation of a snake and a fish
Palatki Ruins
The Palatki Ruins are in the state of Arizona, standing under cultural protection. The once-resident Indian tribe is associated with the Hopi Indians. In their language Palatki is translated as 'red house', which is explained by the characteristic color of the rocks in this area. The petroglyphs found in the ruins should be between 3000 and 5000 years old
Stone Tablet - Ninurta
Stone tablet with the Assyrian king Shamsi Adad V (about 820 BC). On his chest is emblazoned the badge of the war god Ninurta. Exactly this kind of cross is also part of the winged sun disk, which is often used in this era
Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Once a Byzantine church, later a mosque and now a museum. In addition to many impressive seraphim depictions (six-winged angels) are crossed flowers, which are much more than just a random symmetric pattern and a beautiful decoration
Eagle Fibula
This eagle fibula (garment clasp) was found in San Marino and dates from the 5th Century AD. From the design of this brooch it is almost an example of a variation of the winged sun disk. The magnificent fittings enables an assignment to the environment of the former Ostrogothic royal
Sutaungpyai Temple
Sutaungpyai temple in Myanmar. Built in the 11th AD. Further extensions ranging to the 19th Century, the Buddhist influence is noticeable inter alia in the large amount of stylized lotus paintings and eight-spoked wheels
Wayang Kulit
Wayang, traditional shadow play from Indonesia. Here in a variant as 'Wayang Kulit'. Very elaborate two-dimensional figure templates, which are made of buffalo skin. With the figures, Hindu epics, such as the Mahabharata are re-enacted
Codex Zouche-Nuttal
Image detail from the Codex Zouche Nuttall. In possession of the British Museum in London. Written around the 14th Century AD. This characteristic cross formation can not be found only in this codex, but is present in many other codices.
Clay cup from Nazca
A Clay cup from Nazca. Made around 100-600 BC. A variety of such pottery is issued by the National Museum of Archaeology in Lima. At this very nice example the shape in the style of a cross paty can be well seen.
Cathedral of Halberstadt
The cathedral of Halberstadt. The cathedral is, with over 600 preserved pieces, the most important in Europe. Very elaborate is also the architecture of the cathedral. Five huge angels are present on the exterior facade.

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Coincidence or pattern? The image excerpts shown here are intended to stimulate thinking. Do these symbols stand for itself or do they have a common origin? Completely independently from the discoveries we made on Mars, you should consider, if ther is a pattern, which is deeply rooted in our cultural history.

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