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Carvings in the Prologue 'The Crossing' – Petra Connection?

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PraetorianMember3378 XPApr-30-2017 10:05 AM

You can discover some caves/entrances/doors in the mountain in the arrival scene of the prologue ’The Crossing’. These structures are very similar to the carvings of Petra, Jordan.

City of Petra:

I do not state anything, but I’ve found these:

Oasis/Lawrence of Arabia/Gods carved in the rock/etc…

Petra, originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Excavations have demonstrated that it was the ability of the Nabataeans to control the water supply that led to the rise of the desert city, creating an artificial oasis.

In October 1917, as part of a general effort to divert Ottoman military resources away from the British advance before the Third Battle of Gaza, a revolt of Arabs in Petra was led by British Army officer T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) against the Ottoman regime. The Bedouin women living in the vicinity of Petra and under the leadership of Sheik Khallil's wife were gathered to fight in the revolt of the city.

The Nabataeans worshipped Arab gods and goddesses during the pre-Islamic era as well as a few of their deified kings. One, Obodas I, was deified after his death. Dushara was the primary male god accompanied by his three female deities. Many statues carved in the rock depict these gods and goddesses.

Nabatean inscriptions in Sinai and other places display widespread references to names including Allah, El and Allat (god and goddess), with regional references to al-Uzza, Baal and Manutu (Manat) (Negev 11). Allat is also found in Sinai in South Arabian language. Allah occurs particularly as Garm-'allahi – god dedided (Greek Garamelos) and Aush-allahi – 'gods covenant' (Greek Ausallos).

The Monastery, Petra's largest monument, dates from the 1st century BC. It was dedicated to Obodas I and is believed to be the symposium of Obodas the god. This information is inscribed on the ruins of the Monastery.


Alien Covenant:

'The production team carried over the engineer alphabet created for Prometheus. All the hieroglyphics actually say something, but it might be rather difficult to decode since not all the translations are in English.'

12 Responses to Carvings in the Prologue 'The Crossing' – Petra Connection?


PraetorianMember3378 XPApr-30-2017 1:57 PM

So I jumped to the brave conclusion that the planet in Alien Covenant (Planet 4?) is not the Engineer homeworld, not the Paradise planet, but a place (an oasis) owning a kind of significance - somehow situated close to Engineer Prime.


FacehuggerMember146 XPMay-01-2017 2:26 AM

Fantastic post, Ati!

If only we could now translate it all …


ChestbursterMember516 XPMay-01-2017 3:46 AM

Ati - great post and idea


ive got to say i think you have a great theory here.

i was always unsure of it being the engineer homeworld despite theory towards it.

i think it is an "unchartered paradise" maybe because the engineers have the tech. to disguise their important planets from long range scans.

it would make sense a superior race could have such tech and more.  their are rumours that beings can affect climate.   maybe they can hide / disguise planets that are important too?

Take This.... This is the blood of our lord


PraetorianMember3378 XPMay-01-2017 11:56 AM

Tonehound, thank you, we have found a linguist, he is trying to transale the lines. He found a phrase with 'shark' in Japanese. I wish he could translate more:



PraetorianMember3378 XPMay-01-2017 12:00 PM

sherris - Thank you, you added exciting points about that possible disguise technology.

Inquisitor Fifield

FacehuggerMember249 XPMay-01-2017 3:43 PM

Isnt it amazing, what the people and cultures in the middle east and egyptian era were capable of, before Islam destroyed and degenerated their abilities and progression forever? (Same goes for christianity until the times of reconnaissance and reformation came)



PraetorianMember3378 XPMay-02-2017 4:48 PM

Oh, Fifield, I see you are trying to find the balance...

Your honest comment will function as a great help in the fight for reaching a better and more tolerant world.


PraetorianMember2861 XPMay-02-2017 5:12 PM

Uh, Fifield, I think you mean 'Renaissance'??






PraetorianMember3378 XPMay-02-2017 5:14 PM

BWW - :D :D


PraetorianMember3418 XPOct-16-2017 2:40 PM

Great T.E. Lawrence reference Ati.

Below are enhancements of the openings in the mountain you have pointed out above.

I see what you are referring to in relation to image below...very similar recesses cut back into the mountain. 

The note regarding the Engineer alphabet is good research too. Thank you, very interesting.

Peter Weyland TED Talk February 28, 2023.


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-16-2017 3:07 PM

You are fantastic Ingeniero, thank you very much.

Oh, I see an old friend among the commenters: Inquisitor Fifield.

I wonder what her new name is now. :) 


PraetorianMember3418 XPOct-16-2017 3:30 PM

Yes Ati. We have had rich discussions with old friends. 

Peter Weyland TED Talk February 28, 2023.
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