5 Photos That Prove Doctor Who Is Real

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If you ever want to have a real good time, hide on a rooftop somewhere and blast the sound of the TARDIS landing from a set of powerful speakers. I promise you that you will see at least a couple of people come tearing out of their homes looking for The Doctor. I also promise you that if they find you they will not be happy. Remember kids, guns don't kill people, crushed nerd dreams kill people.

I don't blame those people who come running for two reasons. First, I totally understand. Doctor Who is the ultimate fantasy vehicle because it involves any regular person randomly stumbling across grand adventure. It's like Jesus meets Gandalf and there are lasers and dinosaurs involved somehow. If you can't get enthusiastic about that then I hope your horrible unlife is ended when a box of TPS reports falls on your head.

Second... it's not impossible that some of it isn't true. Hear me out. I've already talked before about how we've already invented a sonic screwdriver, and discovered something that is very close to the Weeping Angels... which is wonderful because according to Steven Moffat the original statue that inspired the Angels was gone when he tried to go back and show his son. So yippee, we're all going to die.

There's also some pretty damned strange pictorial evidence that the whole thing is actually true.

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This clay tablet is from the archives of the Mycenaean palaces at Pylos and Knossos. The language is called Linear B, and dates back to at least 1450 BCE. Its predecessor, Linear A, remains undeciphered. If you'll turn your attention to the center you'll see a figure closely resembling a Dalek, though experts say it's just body armor. Other pieces from this collection mention slaves and what looks like it might be a tally of the dead.

It's worth noting that most tablets of Linear B that have been deciphered are detailed lists, with no prose or narrative. Exactly what you might expect from a civilization under the control of the cold, merciless Daleks. Shortly after the time of the tablets begins a period called the Greek Dark Ages, where the mighty Knossos palace was abandoned following a series of disasters. Knossos is supposed to be the location of the mythical minotaur and his labyrinth, a creature The Doctor has also met.

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This isn't the only time the Daleks have shown up in ancient works of writing and art. These images are from Garton Slack archaeological sites in East Yorkshire, and date from the Iron Age. Though they have human, if genderless, faces the figures have the oddly triangular Dalek bodies, and what even look like possible plunger and lasers along their sides.

You may call it reaching, but whereas the experts dismissed the Mycenaean figure as armor, they are actually referred to as Dalek-like in a 2004 text called An Archeology of Images dealing with ancient Celtic icons.


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2 comments
welshy26
welshy26

I've looked through the book with a fine eye to detail and there is no such picture included. I so wanted to believe. :(

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

This is brilliant Jef!  This fellow Whovian salutes you!

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