There is a strange sculpture carved in Brihadeeswarar Temple in India, which proves that ancient Indians were well connected to the rest of the world. This temple was built in 1010 A.D, so it's just over a thousand years old. You can see plenty of Gods and saints carved on the temple tower, but here you can see a European carved on the temple.
This is really surprising because Historians will tell us the first European to reach South India was Vasco Da Gama in 1498, but this temple was built 500 years before his arrival. Does this carving really show a European? Take a good look at the closeup below.
To analyze if this is in fact a European, we have to compare it with a carving that depicts someone local. Luckily, we have no shortage of ancient Indians carved in temples. So let's take a look at the carving below in the same temple which shows how
ancient Indians looked and dressed.
|A mysterious 'White Man' carved in Brihadeeswarar temple, 1000 year ago|
|A better look at the sculpture proves that he is in fact, European|
|Carvings depicting ancient Indians look entirely different from the European sculpture|
You can see how they wore a lot of jewelry, but usually did not wear shirts because South India is a very hot place. Notice the hairdo where they pulled up the hair to the side. This is confirmed by hundreds of carvings in the temple that all show a similar hairdo, and broad noses.
|Who is this man? A King? A Hero? Why is he carved here?|
Now let's look at this figure above, you'll see the exact opposite. He wears a top hat, but no jewelry. His shirt is shown with long sleeves and a collar. His nose is carved sharp, and he even has a beard, as opposed to Indians who were clean shaven. His hair is let loose to the sides, and if you look at his hands and his face, it is almost looking like he is posing for the sculptor who made it.
|King Robert II, who ruled France|
If you compare this carving with Robert II, the King of France during the same period, it is almost an accurate match. Notice that the beard and the hair of the King matches with the carving. Even the long sleeves and collar are consistent. The only difference is that the King is shown with a crown in Europe, and here he is shown with a hat. It is very likely that this carving shows King Robert II of France because only Gods, Kings and Saints are usually carved on Hindu temple towers. The ancient Tamils also idolized extraordinary human beings and worshiped them as Gods, like Periyachi Amman. How is such an accurate carving possible? Were the world leaders connected 1000 years ago, just like they are connected today? Are there any other carvings in this temple that show people from other countries as well?
|A carving in Brihadeeswarar Temple shows a Chinese man|
Here is another carving in the same temple that is also quite incredible. This clearly shows a Chinese man with a long beard and a long mustache. Even though some scholars claim Tamil Kings have had thousands of years of Chinese connection, this theory is categorically rejected by mainstream experts.
Chinese porcelain potsherds have also been found in the Royal Palace of Rajendra Chola. Let's compare the Chinese sculpture with the painting below which shows an ancient King who ruled China.
|Chinese emperor sports a similar mustache and hair-dress|
Look how, he too has a long beard and a long mustache. Remarkably, he wears a similar headdress in the painting, just like the carving shows. History tells us that the world was not connected before 1500s, but these carvings clearly show that the Indian King Raja Raja had international connections on both sides of the world. He is a very enigmatic king indeed. His tremendous success, his ability to build a great temple in a short time and even the grave of Raja Raja is very mysterious.
But how were these international communications possible 1000 years ago without advanced technology? Did they have communication devices, just like us? In one of the walls of this temple, a secret drilling technology has also been discovered, which may give us further clues to this mystery.