What is the purpose of the holograms in Prometheus that show what the Engineers did 2000 years ago? (Apart from the fact that they were used as a story telling tool)

Was there any reason in or out of universe for having this on board the Engineers' ship?

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    I imagine it's either a captain's log, or a security feed.
    – Joe L.
    Dec 19 '16 at 9:19
  • Sorry, clarification here- which holograms are we talking about? The navigation ones or the ones with the guys running or all of the above?
    – Broklynite
    Dec 19 '16 at 11:58
  • @Broklynite, all of them.
    – KyloRen
    Dec 19 '16 at 12:32
  • Second, the security log idea. That would be the only logical explanation unless someone survived and created the logs deliberately. Which would kind of a strange act. Mar 25 '17 at 1:56
  • Note that David Keyed a sequence on that keypad that seemed to kick off the Holograms Lending Credence to the idea of a Captain's Log
    – user133661
    Oct 29 '20 at 1:59

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