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The Cydonia Institute                                                              Vol. 4  No. 4  ◘
The Best of Both Faces -1998/2001
by George J. Haas
September 2001
    If you were to document or archive a work of art (for a museum or gallery), a photographer would normally take three alternate views of every sculpture to be cataloged. So, just as you would initially take a "head-on" view of a bifurcated mask, you would also take a 3/4 view, of the left and right side. Ultimately, NASA has provided us with such a bracketed set of images of the "Face" (Figure 1).

Figure 1
The Three "Faces"

Left: 1976 - Viking (70A13)
Center: 1998 - Mars Global Surveyor (SP1-22003)

Right: 2001 Mars Global Surveyor (E03-00824)

  The 1976 Viking image, although unevenly illuminated, is a great overhead shot. This image also provides conformation of feature placement for the newer images. Next, the 1998 image is actually a beautiful image of the "humanoid" side of the "Face", while the "feline" side (which still bares a remarkable resemblance to a lion) is dark, narrow, and foreshortened. The recent 2001 shot of the face has now given us just the opposite situation. The new image captures the feline side perfectly, while the "humanoid" side is "off kilter" and because of its highly reflective presentation, it lacks detail.  So, what we have done is to crop each of the respective halves of the last two images of the "Face" at the central demarcation line, which runs down the center of the two split masks and paste them together (Figure.2). As you can see, NASA will just have to face it, yes it's not a symmetrical human face and yes it's not Elvis. It's actually a Martian version of a two-faced Mesoamerican glyph!  It's what we around here like to call a Martian geoglyph.

Figure 2
The best of both faces: 1998&2001
The left side is the Humanoid side of the 1998 (SPI-22003) image
The right side is the Feline side of the 2001 (E03-00824) image.

  The image to the right is an outlined and numbered, graphic study of a composite image of the Face on Mars (Figure 3). The left half is a rectified negative reversal of the 1998 MGS image (of the humanoid side), while the right side is a normal view of the new 2001 image (the Feline side). Below is a list of the Face’s designated features (as identified by The Cydonia Institute). Just follow the numbers that correspond to a single feature found within the Face.

Figure 3
The best of both faces - outlined and numbered
See numbered list below.

Humanoid side (left):

1). Triad leaf emblem (one half of the "W" symbol) located at the center of the headdress. 2). Deer Effigy, located in the brow area above the eye (see detail at M16 Face). 3). The Eye. 4). The "Teardrop" feature, which is part of the overall nose ornamentation. 5). The tooth (a square shaped "tooth" with a circular dental implant at its center. 6). Chin ornament (typical of Mesoamerican cultures).
Feline side (right):
7). Crown headdress. 8). Squinting, rectangular-shaped eye. 9). Nose and muzzle area.10). Zig-Zag mane 11). Fang.12). Crowned Tongue. 13) .Tag Glyph (additional ornamentation, more about this later!).

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