Aerial flyover film of the ancient Roman city of Altinum has been revealed by researchers, according to a news at the end of July. Some researchers. How can we have any confidence in the claims of researchers who are so poor at research they didn't even find out that they didn't have aeroplanes in those days! Or helicopters! Or hot air balloons or anything of that kind! I'm assuming that these researchers are not claiming that the film was made by a time traveller. No, this film must be a hoax. Imagine them falling for that! But who would want to perpetrate such a devious mischief, and why Altinium? A random prank, or something more?
Possibly it was chosen for the 'alt' in its name, by someone who fanci
Image via Wikipediaes himself as a Beadle of alternative culture. Or perhaps it's someone who does have some sort of issue with, or interest in, Altinium. It was destroyed by Atilla the Hun in 452, and abandoned gradually over the next few centuries. I guess it must have been destroyed in quite a casual way. Perhaps it was more dismantled than destroyed - perhaps Atilla's empire was built on a successful building firm. But how could that connect to the phoney film? We must think on.
Lucius Verus, so-called co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius, died there. Again, it's hard to see what the connection could be. I think we're looking at this from the wrong angle. No, not the film. Let's leave facts and clues to one side for a moment. What possible reasons could anyone have for doing that? Well, they have to have some urge, desire or compulsion to do it, or something to gain in some way from it. Financial gain, perhaps, or psychological gratification of some kind. It's hard to see how there is much money to be made. Perhaps some other researchers that hate them stitched them up. Maybe they did it themselves, if they're stupid enough to not know they didn't have aircraft in the olden times they're stupid enough not to know that we know that too. Or perhaps it was a cunning trap for me, knowing that I'd be unable to refrain from commenting on it, and that I'd spread the word about Lucius' inferiority to the world through the medium of It Is What It Is, some Lucius-haters faked it up and sent it to the researchers. Rather elaborate. Well, you underestimated me, Marcus Aurelius fanboys, because I saw through your silly plan straight away, and made you sweat for over a month! Yes, once again, I rule!
that's all from me for now
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