a) In 1957, Jack Kirby drew a comic book story "The Great Stone Face" for Black Cat Mystic comic #59, and it featured the discovery of the head of what seemed to be a stone giant and a giant in suspended animation with a heart that beats once every thousand years, the rest of his body is sitting as at the controls in a control room, exposing the idea that he was an astronaut, and being worshipped by a tribe in the heart of Africa .
See comic story further down the page for the comic book story..
|Palenque tomb lid from Chariots of the Gods|
b) Oddly this was long before Erich Von Daniken came up with ancient alien's theory and almost fortells the idea of the Pakal Votan Tomb Lid being a depiction of a giant astronaut piloting a rocket.
(See also: Von Daniken's Mayan Rocket Man)