Ancient Egypt: Pharaoh’s Helicopter and Wooden Bird
”Pharaoh’s Helicopter” In
1848, an archaeological explorer found some strange images on the entrance beam of the Seti Temple in Abidos, ancient Egypt. At that time, people did not have the concept of airplanes in their minds, and naturally no one knew what those airplane-like pictograms depicted. As a result, these weird images are gradually forgotten by the world over time. It was not until the end of the 20th century that modern archaeologists were surprised to discover that the carved images of ancient Egypt 3,000 years ago turned out to be models of modern helicopters. The gunship images carved on the walls of the temple have obvious spiral blades and vertical tails. Several other aircraft images are also very similar to modern supersonic fighters and bombers.
According to historical records, more than 3,000 years ago, the famous pharaoh Seti I ruled ancient Egypt. The army he commanded was invincible and greatly expanded the territory of ancient Egypt. The patterns in these stone carvings are called the “Pharaoh’s helicopter” of ancient Egypt by historians.
How could the ancient Egyptians more than 3,000 years ago draw pictures of helicopters and airplanes? Regarding this issue, there has been a fierce controversy in the archaeological circle. After studying the hieroglyphs on the Temple of Seti, Egyptian archaeologist Alford believed that the “helicopters” or “airplanes” depicted by ancient Egyptian artists are real. He said that the ancient Egyptians depicted a real helicopter model, just as they often used pictures to describe their daily lives. Opponents believe that Pharaoh Seti I had a nickname called “bee”. The wall of the ancient Egyptian temple was just a picture of a bee. They did not believe that the ancient Egyptians more than 3,000 years ago actually saw it. The helicopter was invented only after the 20th century.
Today, the debate about the “Pharaoh’s helicopter” continues. Some researchers have always believed that the ancient Egyptians knew aeronautics and learned to fly, but this knowledge was lost for some reason. There are also historians who claim that the strange flying machine described in the ancient Egyptian temple is in fact the earliest flying machine in human history. They even made static models based on these patterns and found that many models conform to the principles of aerodynamics and can “fly” in the wind tunnel.
Wooden bird model
In 1898, in an ancient Egyptian tomb more than 4,000 years ago, people discovered an object very similar to a modern airplane-a wooden bird model. The material is the fig tree that was abundant in ancient Egypt, and the weight is very light, only about 30 grams. Except for the bird-like head, the other parts of the model are very similar to the current monoplane: a pair of flat wings, a slender fuselage, a vertical tail at the tail, and a trace of the flat tail falling off above the vertical tail. Since people did not have the concept of an airplane in their minds, they named it the “Wooden Bird Model”. The ancient Egyptian wooden bird model is currently stored in Room 22 of the Cairo Antiquities Museum, with the item registration number 6347.
In 1969, the archaeologist Dr. Misha discovered more wooden bird models in the ancient relics warehouse of the museum. In order to clarify the true face of Mount Lu of the wooden bird model, Dr. Misha suggested that the Egyptian Ministry of Culture form a special committee to conduct in-depth investigation and research.
In December 1971, a committee composed of archaeologists, aviation historians, aerodynamicists, and pilots began to study the wooden bird model. After appraisal, most experts believe that the wooden bird model has the basic characteristics of a modern aircraft in appearance: streamlined fuselage, upper monoplane, approximately cone-shaped bird head nose, and vertical tail; the proportions of the various components are coordinated, plus The straight tail wing that fell off from the top completely conforms to the basic structure of modern aircraft. In terms of aerodynamic performance, the main wing provides lift, and the tail and wing provide the aircraft pitch, roll and heading stability respectively, which meet the aerodynamic requirements. The subsequent wind tunnel and flight simulation experiments also showed that the wooden bird has good gliding flight performance.
Ancient Maya: supersonic aircraft a thousand years ago
the Maya “golden aircraft”
Maya civilization is the civilization 1,500 years ago located in the jungle of South America. Although it is in the Neolithic Age, it has extremely high achievements in astronomy, mathematics, agriculture, art and writing. However, 900 years ago, the Mayan civilization suddenly disappeared mysteriously, leaving many unsolved mysteries for future generations.
In the 18th century, people discovered a gold product that resembled a modern airplane in the site of the Mayan civilization in Colombia. Archaeologists at the time believed that this was an ornament made with birds or fish as prototypes, and did not pay more attention to it. At the end of the 20th century, people discovered two similar objects made of gold in a church and underground tunnel in southern Ecuador. Aviation experts earnestly identified and studied, and came to conclusions completely different from the previous ones. They believed that it was an airplane model, very similar to modern airplane models.
The “nose” of this “aircraft” is a bit awkward, behind it is the “cockpit”, protected by a windbreak, the propulsion system is installed in the “fuselage”, two symmetrical horizontal wings are triangular, plus Two horizontal stabilizer tails and one vertical tail form an airplane model that is fully aerodynamic. The three views drawn from these models look very similar to modern airplanes.
What is even more amazing is that in another South America about 238 meters deep underground, people also dug up an ancient Mayan “golden airplane” model cast with gold, which is very similar to the modern B-52 bomber. This object is not only exquisitely designed, but also capable of flying.
The originator of supersonic speed.
In 1956, the Capital Museum of Art in New York held a pre-Columbian gold exhibition. Among the exhibits was a golden airplane model with a delta wing and a vertical tail. After conducting wind tunnel experiments on this ancient airplane model, experts from the New York Research Institute in the United States drew a technical drawing that outlined the ancient airplane model.
Then, scientists tested the same model in the laboratory, and found that this model could fly at supersonic speeds. It is said that it was the research on this golden plane that made Lockheed’s aerospace designers invent the best supersonic plane at the time.
However, the airplane was invented by the Wright brothers in the United States in 1905, and the makers of these golden models were ancient Mayans who did not know what the airplane was. Making a model is of course different from making an airplane, but a model will not be a product of imagination. It must be based on something tangible. So, in ancient South America, who provided the actual aircraft for the ancient Maya who made these aircraft models? This is another unsolved mystery.
Ancient India: mysterious Vimanas
Vimanas, also known as Vimanas, refers to a class of ancient Indian aircraft. In ancient Indian classics such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana, Vimanas is described as a multi-dwelling aircraft capable of navigating in the earth’s atmosphere, space and underwater and having military uses. The English name of Vimanas is Vimanas, which means “mythical flying machine”. In modern Hindi, the term “vimanas” refers to ordinary aircraft.
most UFO researchers believe that Vimanas may come from outer space, or may result from some government military equipment; but there are a lot of people think that they are derived from ancient India. Their basis is that such flying machines were recorded in Sanskrit epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana in ancient India. These documents have also been translated into English and even Chinese, widely disseminated, with a certain degree of credibility.
In recent years, some precious Sanskrit materials have been discovered in Lhasa and other places in my country. They were handed over to the translation by Dr. Ruthrona, a Sanskrit expert in India. After Dr. Ruthrowna got the information, he was surprised to find that these documents not only describe the structure of Vimanus, but also describe the way Vimanus advances: using a so-called “antigravity” to counteract the gravity of the earth. , Much like China’s light work.
”Vimanas has many windows and two-story structures. When it flies away, it emits a strong light, just like the sun, and its sound is like a thunder…It sprays red sparks and rises to the sky, looking like a comet, reaching the sun and the starry sky. “This is what was recorded in the ancient Indian epic “Mahabharata”. “Maha Bharata” describes the war between the two branches of the ancient Indian Bharat. The scale of the war was huge, and many kings and gods participated in the battle on both sides. According to the textual research of historians, this war has a certain factual background. In recent years, some scholars have re-examined and studied this epic, and discovered that it described many high-tech weapons and aircraft, including Vimanus. The appearance and level of development of these Vimanas far surpassed the era when the ancient poems were produced, and they are very advanced even today. This cannot but be surprising.
”The Ramayana” is another ancient Indian epic with the same name as the “Maha Bharata”. It records that the Rama Empire was established about 15,000 years ago and is located roughly in today’s India and Pakistan. The economy is prosperous. The country is strong and ruled by the “civilized priest-king”. The Rama Empire had seven major cities, and classical Indian literature referred to them as the “Seven Holy Cities”. In “The Ramayana”, at least four kinds of Vimanas are recorded. As a flying machine, Vimanas is described as circular, with portholes and a dome. It is a bit like a flying saucer in our imagination. It flies at “wind-like speed” and makes noise; there are also some Vimanas as long cylinders. shape.
Temple surprising discovery
Kanchipuram is an ancient city in southern India, there are more than 400 temples. In these temples, in addition to the statues of Shiva, Hetian, Rama and many other ancient Indian gods, there are also a large number of statues of Vimanas known as the “God of War”.
It is generally believed that this kind of Vimanus is a mount of a character in mythology, a fabricated item. However, in 1943, in the basement of a collapsed temple in the Sanskrit Library in Mysore, southern India, people discovered ancient Indian documents from the 4th century BC-an ancient Sanskrit text entitled “Vymaanila-Shaastra” Brief manuscript.
In this “Science and Technology Paper”, the structure, driving method, manufacturing, storage, raw materials and even pilot training and clothing of Vimanus are recorded in detail in 6,000 lines. What’s more surprising is that this document also records Vimanus’ driving method, which means that as early as prehistoric times, there were Vimanus and Vimanus drivers in India. According to records, the flight speed of Vimanus, converted into modern units of measurement, is approximately 5,700 kilometers per hour-approximately 5 times the speed of sound. 5 times the speed of sound! This already belongs to the category of hypersonic aircraft in the modern sense.
The researchers also noticed that these Vimanas are described as multi-layered structures, with insulating devices, electronic devices, air extraction devices, spiral wings, lightning rods, and jet engines all mounted on the spacecraft. The literature also pointed out many times that Vimanas was pyramid-shaped and covered with a transparent lid. Interestingly, based on the introduction of 4 different types of Vimanas, in 1923, experts also drew 4 structural drawings of different Vimanas.
Obviously, to build such a Vimanus, a variety of modern high-tech equipment is needed, and the theoretical foundation of modern physics, especially aerodynamics, is needed. In people’s impression, high-speed flying equipment must be a modern invention. However, archaeologists gave different answers, claiming to have some evidence. These evidences show that the ancient Indians were not only able to build flying equipment, but also spacecraft. In other words, when humans invented trains, airplanes, and spaceships, and were intoxicated by their inventions, they never thought that these seemingly modern tools might have existed thousands of years ago.