It is impossible to know when Mars was discovered by an Earthling because it is bright enough to be seen in the night sky without binoculars or a telescope. So basically, the first human to notice its light bears that honor. And if you are a regular viewer of the Archive, you understand why we qualified the statement with the word Earthling. The Archive has several presentations outlining the topic of Mars as it relates to the ancient Sumerians and their pantheon of gods known as the Anunnaki. We encourage you to view those videos for a more thorough understanding of the prehistoric relationship between Earth and Mars. This presentation however is focused entirely on the Mars anomalies that have been discovered since the successful flyby of the Mariner 4 spacecraft a little over 50 years ago which provided detailed, close-up images of the Red Planet.