Institut de Paleontologie Humaine Paris, le 7 Mai 1987
Monsieur l'Attache Culturel, Le manuscrit
de Monsieur Jiri Mruzek
m'a bien ete transmis et je vous en remercie. Une de mes collaboratrices,
attachee au laboratoire de Prehistoire, specialiste de l'art prehistorique
va etudier ce document attentivement et vous tiendra au courant de ses
Veuillez croire, Monsier l'Attache Culturel,a
de mes sentiments devoues et les meilleurs.
Henry de Lumley, Professeur au Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle *
In his letter Professeur Lumley says that he handed
my report over to a
lady specialist on prehistorical art, who will study it attentively, and will
keep us apprised of her observations.
I was satisfied, but then three months went by with no news. So, I called
the attache and we agreed to wait some more, as it was possible that the
lady specialist wasn't finished yet.
As time went on, I had contemplated contacting the attache once again,
but then I decided against pressing the issue. It was obvious to me that
the museum wishes to avoid giving any answer whatsoever.
You can imagine my surprize when the attache called
me on his own a
couple of years later! He said that since there still isn't any reply from
the museum, he was calling to apologize.
He also said that he's personally unhappy over the museum's conduct since
it was he -a French diplomat <!!!>, whom the museum actually promised
to inform. He was going to urge the matter with the museum's director, and
have the museum reply.
In my mind, I doubted that the museum would allow its lips to be parted.
Still, I suggested that the attache asks only for a simple Yes or No to
the pivotal question of presence, or absence in their view, of a mathematical
system in the Cinderella engraving.
I had lived at the same address for another year - long enough to know for
sure that things didn't turn out the attache's way. Now, what can keep
a major French museum ignoring a senior French diplomat? Let's recall
the museum's prompt response in replying the first time around.
National interests - cloak and dagger? But such intelligence histrionics over
stuff three times older than the pyramids?
Well, what is the first potential explanation that comes to your mind, when
you encounter Stone Age Science ingeniously encoded into art? What else
aside from the advanced civilisation of the legendary Atlantis - or even ancient
Alien Austronauts? I believe that the savants at the Paleontological Institute
would think likewise.
From that moment, the matter would indeed turn serious. Unless of course,
the museum already knew. But then why was it so eager to please the first
time around? What went on behind the scenes?
My secret hopes were that once the presence of mathematics was ascertained,
the French would say: Let's give this guy, who has such a knack for these
images, a lab at this museum and all the toys of the trade .. Since such a
turn of events didn't materialize, and the museum kept absolutely mum,
I seriously considered the possibility of having legitimate reasons to become
highly paranoid, but who wants to be paranoid. There is nowhere to run, anyway.
C'est la vie :)
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