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Engineer Crypts?

Engineer Crypts?

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ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-16-2017 7:16 AM

The picture is poor. Perhaps you can make some enhanced ones, Ingeniero? :) But as I saw AC again I noticed hewn entrances on the mountainsides. Maybe the engineers buried their dead there?

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Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPOct-16-2017 8:15 AM

@chli - Maybe the tombs of the undead?


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-16-2017 9:10 AM

chli - A previous topic trying to find the answers:

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


ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-16-2017 10:49 AM

OK. Sorry, if you've already discussed this. Nice comparison with Petra, Ati.


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-16-2017 11:01 AM

chli - Thx, it's good you brought it up, who knows, fresh eyes can find more...


ChestbursterMember516 XPOct-16-2017 12:34 PM

i not seen it b4 !!


Was another great addition to my engineer mythos

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


PraetorianMember3422 XPOct-16-2017 1:40 PM

That is great chli. Will do on the enhancement...give me a few.

Thank you for the link Ati.


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-16-2017 2:19 PM

sherris - :) I'm sure you've seen it before because you wrote these lines in my topic dealing with these carvings:

'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?'


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-16-2017 2:21 PM

Ingeniero - You're welcome. I was incredibly modest - as always. :D


PraetorianMember3422 XPOct-16-2017 2:27 PM

Here are the requested images chli.

Great topic (see here) in regards to the architecture and similarity to Petra Ati. I can't imagine how I missed it then back in April. Great work.


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-16-2017 2:38 PM

Thank you very much Ingeniero, right after the release of the prologue 'The Crossing' I was brave enough to share my crazy ideas about a possible Petra connection.

Plus, I stated that I did not believe the words David uttered.

Those articles were not very popular at that time...


DeaconMember10416 XPOct-17-2017 5:26 AM

Certainly see the influences from the Ancient City of Petra

There are a number of other cities built from Caves, a number of these are Monastery or Religious related.

As far as the purpose within the Engineer Culture i think its open to interpretation just as the many Cave Cities etc that we have on Earth.

Maybe its where they started there settlements? a Evolutionary Step from simple Cave Folk?  Or maybe indeed its the place they rest their dead?

I think the BIGGEST Answer to this Question would have to be what Connection do those beings on Paradise/Planet 4 have with the Engineers in the Prometheus Prologue?

And also if these beings Originated from Planet 4, be it the Birthplace of the Engineer Race, or simply a place that some Engineers had settled down on, and had little Advanced knowledge of their kind.

The reason i mention this is, is because if the Engineers Originated from another place and had Advanced Knowledge and Technology and they Settled down on Planet 4, we would assume they would construct buildings and cities using rock from the Mountains but maybe not build them directly in the Mountains.

Which could then mean maybe these are indeed Catacombs etc.

If you was a Race who had no Advanced Technology at hand, then starting off from Caves would be the more ideal way to begin a Civilization.  Especially if the mountains contained Caves already.



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Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPOct-17-2017 6:41 AM

@chli - I wish David had wondered around in these caves for us!  I am intrigued about much unexplored Planet 4 information!


DeaconMember10416 XPOct-17-2017 7:39 AM

It would be nice to have a Book that would cover Engineer Culture and History, i think concentrating and showing us the caves and all sorts would take up too much screen time.

Maybe from the next movie to ALIEN once RS has finished, depending how the Engineers and Hierarchy are covered and how much/less is covered and then Fan Reaction to it all.

We could maybe see the Engineers Explored in some kind of way, be it a Novel, a Graphic Novel, a Weyland-Files Book or some other Historical Book... maybe even TV Series or Movie?

I think a lot depends on how they are covered in the next movies and how they are received and also how well in general the next few movies do, as far as to what impact/potential we have for seeing the Engineers get their own Spin Off .. Movie/TV Series.

I sadly cant see it happen... and there is more chance that in 15-20 years FOX will Reboot the Franchise with a New Ripley.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-17-2017 9:44 AM

Thank's Ingeniero. Good job as always.

Cerulean Blue: If the engineers return and find out what David has done, perhaps they enter these mountain hallways to get what they have stored there . . . :)


ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-17-2017 10:57 AM


Yes, I agree that the connection between the humanoids we saw on Planet 4 and the engineers we met on LV-223 is interesting, especially since they are very different. The engineers on LV-223 were bigger and albinos for instance. And a book or do***entary about engineer culture would be nice. :)


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-17-2017 11:02 AM

The humanoids on Planet 4 are Engineers as well.


ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-17-2017 11:06 AM


Yes, I know they are supposed to be engineers, but why are they so different to the ones they encountered on LV-223?


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-17-2017 11:24 AM

chli - It was confirmed by Scott and others that they are Engineers.

Why do they look different?

LV-223 Engineers jumped in their chambers 2000 years ago. They were special Engineers (soldiers) wearing special suits.

LV-223 outbreak/2000 years/changes in their culture and lifestyle/shift of focus/David speaks about it in the Advent video, etc.

That's why Planet 4 Engineers are so simple...


ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-17-2017 11:36 AM

Ati - Yes, but I meant in appearance. They look like a different race (larger, more muscular, albinos, black eyes etc)?


PraetorianMember3378 XPOct-17-2017 1:28 PM

chli - I answered that question in my previous comment.

a - because LV-223 Engineers are special/engineered/perfect Engineers

b - a period of 2000 years can influence physical appearance:

c - because the sky is blue and grass is green... :)



ChestbursterMember935 XPOct-17-2017 1:55 PM

Ati - OK, I see what you mean but I don't think you would get these kinds of differences in a population in 2000 years' time, only with selective breeding. You also suggested that they were special from the beginning (perfect engineers), pilots needed another physical strength perhaps? Well, I also see before me scientist on LV-223 not needing this physique. Anyway, we might get some answers in the next movie . . .

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