It was rediscovered by Dr. Khalil Messiha, who studied models made by ancients. The discovery was considered so important by the Egyptian government that a special committee of leading scientists was established to study the object. As a result of their findings, a special exhibit was set up in the center hall of the Cairo museum, with the little model as its centerpiece. It was even labelled as a model airplane.
To elucidate the reasons for the decision of the committee, almost unprecedented in the field of archeology, let's considersome aspects of the model. The model has the exact proportions of a very advanced form of pusher-glider that is still having some bugs ironed out. This type of glider will stay in the air almost by it self even a very small engine will keep it going at low speeds, as low as 45 to 65 mph., while it can carry an enormous payload. This ability is dependent on the curious shape of wings and their proportions. The tipping of wings downward, a reversedihedral wing as it is called, is the feature behind this capability. A similar type of curving wings are implemented on the Concorde airplane, giving the plane a maximum lift without detracting from its speed.
In that context, it seems rather incredible that someone, more than 2,000 years ago, for any reason, devised a model of a flying device with such advancedfeatures, requiring quite extensive knowledge of aerodynamics. There were no such things as airplanes in these times, we are told by archeologists and historians. Butthis case seems to be an exception, living in the midst of the rather unimaginative and rigid paradigm of contemporary science. It is also necessary to point out that Egyptians are known to have nearly always made scale-models of projects and objects which they planned to create or build.
Precolombian Airplane Models
Is the concept of an airplane limited to Egypt? That doesn't seem to be the case. Gold trinkets were found in an area covering Central America and coastal areas of South America, estimated to belong to a period between 500 and 800 CE, but since they are made from gold, accurate dating is impossible and based essentially on stratigraphy which may be deceptive. However, we can safely say that these gold objectsare more than 1000 years old.
Whatever this object is supposed to be or represent, its remarkable resemblance to a modern aircraft or spacecraft is uncanny.
As seen from the pictures, the shape of the sample object is rather ambiguous. The archaeologists labelled these objects as zoomorphic , meaning, animal shaped objects . The question is, what animal do theyrepresent? When we compare these with other objects from the same cultures depicting animals, a curious facet of the comparison would be obvious: the other objects are recognizable, rendered usually with a great accuracy and attention to realistic detail.
There are several types of animals which fly birds, insects, and several mammals, such as bats and some gliders, for instance flying squirrels, oppossums, and then there are some lizards; there are also somefish which for brief periods glide through the air. There are water animals which seem to fly through the water, such as rays, skates and some selachians. But how does the depicted object compare with these choices? All its features taken into a consideration, we have no match. Seen from above, the object obviously has no fish features, but seems to show rather explicitly mechanistic ones.
The structures just in front of thetail are strongly reminiscent of elevons (a combination of ailerons and elevators) with a slight forward curve, but they are attached to the fuselage, rather than the wings. In any case, they look more like airplane parts than like the claspers of a fish. If the two prominent spirals on the wings are supposed to be a stylized version of the eyes of a ray, then what are the two globular objects positioned on the head supposed to represent? To complicate the identification even more, the spirals on the wings have their copies positioned on the nose of the object, in the opposite direction.When the object is viewed in profile, the didsimilarity to anything from the animal kingdom is even more pronounced. If the zoomorphic explanation is supposed to hold, then why did the artist cut the head off almost three quarters from the body? And why is the nose is practically rectangular and the cut tilted forward, with eyes positioned at either side, when fish eyes are usually more near the center of bodyline and far forward on the head?
What we can make of the semicircular grooves on the inside of the cut ? What is it supposed to be fishwise? Andwhat about the scoop , forward and under the cut ? It is a scoop, not just a ridge for drilling a hole through to place the object on a necklace chain. Then there is another rectangularfeature, positioned further back at the approximate center of gravity under the fuselage. The wings when viewed from the side are perfetly horizontal, but when seen from the front, they curve slightly downward. The elevators , which are right behindthe wings, are positioned on a slightly higher horizontal level and are square-ended, thus a definite geometric shape. Above them is another rectangular shape, with a relief which may be reminiscent of knobs . The tail is equally intriguing. No fish has only a single, upright and perpendicular flange. But this tailfin has an exact shape of fins on modern airplanes. There are also some markings on the tail whichare hard to identify, but it does not seem to be anything related to animals, either.
When all the features are taken into an account, the object does not look like a representation of any known animal at all, but does look astonishingly like an airplane. The photos and enlarged outline of the object has been submitted for an analysis to several people from the field of aerodynamics. One ofthem was Arthur Young, a designer of Bell helicopters and other aircraft. His analysis confirmed that the object contains many features which would fit the airplane hypothesis, but there were several ones which would not fit that scenario. Wings do seem to be in the wrong place they should be further forward so thattheir 1/4 -chord coincides with the center of gravity. The nose is not like anything on airplanes, as well. So, while the object is suggesting an airplane, some features would not seem to support this hypothesis.
But let's entertain several possibilities. If we imagine that the separation after the windshield is not a cockpit and that the pilot and the cargo were located somewhere in the main fuselage body, then we can envision the nose as something else. Let's assume that the nose is actually a jet. If the machine needs to slow down, the jet flow directed against the path of flight would accomplish just that. But how to redirect the jet into the opposite direction? If we envision the nose as a movable part of the plane, turning around the point locatedwhere the nose and fuselage meet, thus pivoting the nose downward to tuck it under the fuselage, that would enable the desired effect. What's more, it will re-adjust the center of gravity and the wings would be just in the right place for a high powered flight. Another problem, though, will appear andthat is the drag which would be created by the back of the nose now positioned in front. But that can be attributed to artistic license . That seems to be the case, because several other similar planes feature the back part of the nose tilted more forward, so the angle of the backof the nose when pivoted is more corresponding to aerodynamic principles.
All things considered, the object seems to represent a convertible type of craft, with two possible configurations one for ascent when the nose is facing backwards, and the other for descent with the nose facing forward. One unsolved item remains the spirals on the bothwings and the nose. According to A merindian iconography, these spirals have discernable meaning they represent ascending and descending, depending on whether they are right-oriented or left-oriented, respectively. As the spirals are not only on wings but also on the nose, the meaning is fairly obvious the wings and the nose (as much) were the features which were directly involved in ascent and descent.
Ancient Indian Aircraft Technology
Source: The Anti-Gravity Handbook (Lost Science) by D. Hatcher Childress
Many researchers into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very important fact. While it assumedthat most flying saucers are of alien, or perhaps Governmental Military origin, another possible origin of UFOs is ancient India and Atlantis.
What we know about ancient Indian flying vehicles comes from ancient Indian sources; written texts that have come down to us through the centuries. There is no doubt that most of these texts are authentic; many are the well known ancient Indian Epics themselves, and there are literally hundreds of them. Most of them have not even been translated into English yet from the old Sanskrit.
The Indian Emperor Ashoka started a Secret Society of the Nine Unknown Men: great Indian scientists who were supposed to catalogue the many sciences. Ashoka kept their worksecret because he was afraid thatthe advanced science catalogued by these men, culled from ancient Indian sources, would beused for the evil purpose of war, which Ashoka was strongly against, having been converted to Buddhism after defeating a rival army in a bloody battle.
The Nine Unknown Men wrote a total of nine books, presumably one each. Book number was The Secrets of Gravitation!This book, known to historians, but not actually seen by them dealt chiefly with gravity control.It is presumably still around somewhere, kept in a secret library in India, Tibet or elsewhere (perhaps even in North America somewhere). One can certainly understand Ashoka's reasoning for wanting to keep such knowledge a secret,assuming it exists. if the Nazis had such weapons at their disposal during World War II. Ashoka was also aware devastating wars using such advanced vehicles and other futuristic weapons that had destroyed the ancient Indian Rama Empire several thousand years before.
Only a few years ago, the Chinesediscovered some Sanskrit documents in Lhasa, Tibet and sent them to the University of Chandrigarh to be translated. Dr. Ruth Reyna of the University saidrecently that the documents contain directions for building interstellar spaceships!
Their method of propulsion, she said, was anti-gravitational and was based upon a system analogous to that of laghima, the unknown power of the ego existing in man's physiological makeup, a centrifugal force strong enough to counteract all gravitational pull. According to Hindu Yogis, it is this laghima which enables a person to levitate.
Dr. Reyna said that on board these machines, which were called Astras by the text, the ancient Indians could have sent adetachment of men onto any planet, according to the document, which is thought to be thousands of years old. The manuscripts were also said to reveal the secret of antima,the cap of invisibility and garima how to become as heavy as a mountain of lead.
Naturally, Indian scientists did not take the texts very seriously, but then became more positive about the value of them when the Chinese announced that they were including certain parts of the data for study in their space program! This was one of the first instances of a government admitting to be researching anti-gravity.
The manuscripts did not say definitely that interplanetary travel was ever made but did mention, of all things, a planned trip to the Moon, though it is notclear whether this trip was actually carried out. However, one of the great Indian epics, the Ramayana, does have a highly detailed story in it of a trip to the moon in a Vimana (Astra), and in fact details a battle on the moon with an Asvin ( Atlantean airship.)
This is but a small bit of recent evidence of anti-gravity and aerospace technology used by Indians. To really understand thetechnology, we must go much further back in time. The so-called Rama Empire of Northern India and Pakistan developed at least fifteen thousand years ago on the Indian sub-continent and was a nation of many large, sophisticated cities, many of which are still to be found in the deserts of Pakistan, northern, and western India. Rama existed,apparently, parallel to the Atlantean civilization in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, and was ruled by enlightened Priest-Kings who governed the cities, The seven greatest capital cities of Rama were known in classical Hindu texts as The Seven Rishi Cities.
According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines which were called Vimanas.The ancient Indian epic describes a Vimana as a double-deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome, much as we would imagine a flying saucer.
It flew with the speed of the wind and gave forth a melodious sound.There were at least four different types of Vimanas; some saucer shaped, others like long cylinders (cigar shaped airships). The ancient Indian texts on Vimanas are so numerous, it would take volumes to relate what they had to say. The ancient Indians, who manufactured these ships themselves, wrote entire flight manuals on the control of the various types of Vimanas, many of which are still in existence, and some have even been translated into English.
The Samara Sutradhara is a scientific treatise dealing with every possible angle of air travel in a Vimana. There are 230 stanzas dealing with the construction, take-off, cruising for thousand of miles, normal and forced landings, and even possible collisions with birds. In 1875, the Vaimanika Sastra, a fourth century B.C. text written by Bharadvajy the Wise, using even older texts as his source, was rediscovered in a temple in India. It dealt with the operationof Vimanas and included information on the steering, precautions for long flights, protection of the airships from storms and lightening and how to switch the drive to solar energy from a free energy source which sounds like anti-gravity.
The Vaimanika Sastra (or Vymaanika-Shaastra) has eight chapters with diagrams, describing three types of aircraft,including apparatuses that could neither catch on fire nor break. Italso mentions 31 essential parts of these vehicles and 16 materials from which they are constructed, which absorb light and heat; for which reason they were considered suitable for the construction of Vimanas. This document has been translated into English and is available by writing the publisher: VYMAANIDASHAASTRA AERONAUTICS by Maharishi Bharadwaaja, translated into English and edited, printed and published by Mr. G. R. Josyer, Mysore, India, 1979 (sorry, no street address). Mr. Josyer is the director of the International Academy of Sanskrit Investigation located in Mysore.
There seems to be no doubt that Vimanas were powered by some sort of anti-gravity.Vimanas took off vertically, and were capable of hovering in the sky, like a modern helicopter or dirigible. Bharadvajy the Wise refers to no less than 70 authorities and 10 experts of air travel in antiquity. These sources are now lost.
Vimanas were kept in a Vimana Griha, a kind of hanger, and weresometimes said to be propelled by a yellowish-white liquid, and sometimes by some sort of mercury compound, though writers seem confused in this matter. It is most likely that the later writers on Vimanas, wrote as observers and from earlier texts, and were understandably confused on the principle of their propulsion. The yellowish-whiteliquid sounds suspiciously like gasoline, and perhaps Vimanas had a number of different propulsion sources, including combustion engines and even pulse-jet engines. It is interesting to note, that the Nazis developed the first practical pulse-jet engines for their V-8 rocket buzz bombs. Hitler and the Nazi staff were exceptionally interested in ancient India and Tibet and sent expeditions to both these places yearly, starting in the 30's, in order to gather esoteric evidencethat they did so, and perhaps it was from these people that the Nazis gained some of their scientific information!
According to the Dronaparva, part of the Mahabarata, and the Ramayana, one Vimana described was shaped like a sphere and born along at great speed on a mighty wind generated by mercury. It moved like a UFO, going up, down, backwards and forewards as the pilot desired. In another Indian source, the Samar, Vimanas were iron machines, well-knit and smooth, with a charge of mercury that shot out of the back in the form of a roaring flame. Another work called the Samaranganasutradhara describes how the vehicles were constructed. It is possible that mercury did have something to do with the propulsion, or more possibly, with the guidance system. Curiously, Soviet scientists have discovered what they call age-old instruments used in navigating cosmic vehicles in caves in Turkestan and the Gobi Desert. The devices are hemispherical objects of glass or porcelain, ending in a cone with a drop of mercury inside.
It is evident that ancient Indiansflew around in these vehicles, all over Asia, to Atlantis presumably; and even, apparently, to South America. Writing found at Mohenjodaro inPakistan (presumed to be one of the Seven Rishi Cities of the Rama Empire and still undeciphered, has also been found in one other place in the world: Easter Island! Writing on Easter Island, called Rongo-Rongo writing, is also undeciphered, and is uncannily similar to the Mohenjodaro script. Was Easter Island an air base for the Rama Empire's Vimana route? (At the Mohenjo-Daro Vimana-drome, as the passenger walks down the concourse, he hears the sweet, melodic sound of the announcer over the loudspeaker,
Rama Airways flight number seven for Bali, Easter Island, Nazca, and Atlantis is now ready for boarding. Passengers please proceed to gate number.. in Tibet, no small distance, and speaks of the fiery chariot thusly: Bhima flew along in his car, resplendent as the sun and loud as thunder... The flying chariot shone like a flame in the night sky of summer ... it swept by like a comet... It was as if two suns were shining. Then the chariot rose up and all the heaven brightened.
In the Mahavira of Bhavabhuti, a Jain text of the eighth century culled from older texts and traditions, we read:
An aerial chariot, the Pushpaka, conveys many people to the capital of Ayodhya. The sky is full of stupendous flying-machines, dark as night, but picked out by lights with a yellowish glare
The Vedas, ancient Hindu poems,thought to be the oldest of all the Indian texts, describe Vimanas of various shapes and sizes: the ahnihotra-vimana with two engines, the elephant-vimana with more engines, and other types named after the kingfisher, ibis and other animals.
Unfortunately, Vimanas, like most scientific discoveries, were ultimately used for war. Atlanteans used their flying machines, Vailixi, a similar type of aircraft, to literally try and subjugate the world, it would seem, if Indian texts are to be believed. The Atlanteans, known as &Asvins in the Indian writings, were apparently even more advanced technologically than the Indians, and certainly ofa more war-like temperment. Although no ancient texts on Atlantean Vailixi are known to exist, some information has come down through esoteric,occult sources which describe their flying machines. Similar, if not identical to Vimanas, Vailixi were generally cigar shaped and had the capability of maneuvering underwater as well as in the atmosphere or even outer space. Other vehicles, like Vimanas, were saucer shaped, and could apparently also be submerged.
The ancient Mahabharata, one of the sources on Vimanas, goes on to tell the awesome destructiveness of the war:
...(the weapon was) a single projectile charged with all the power of the Universe.
An incandescent column of smoke and flame
As bright as the thousand suns rose in all its splendor...
An iron thunderbolt,
A gigantic messenger of death,
Which reduced to ashes The entire race of the Vrishnis And the Andhakas. ...
the corpses were so burned As to be unrecognizable.
The hair and nails fell out;
Pottery broke without apparent cause, And the birds turned white. ...
After a few hours All foodstuffs were infected... ... to escape from this fire The soldiers threw themselves instreams To wash themselves and their equipment...
It would seem that the Mahabharata is describing an atomic war! References like this one are not isolated; but battles, using a fantastic array of weapons and aerial vehicles are common in all the epic Indian books. One even describes a Vimana-Vailix battle on the Moon! The above section very accurately describes what an atomic explosion would look likeand the effects of the radioactivity on the population. Jumping into water is the only respite.
When the Rishi City of Mohenjodaro was excavated by archeologists in the last century, they found skeletons just lying in the streets, some of them holding hands, as if some great doom had suddenly overtaken them. These skeletons are among the most radioactive everfound, on a par with those found at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ancient cities whose brick and stone walls have literally been vitrified, that is-fused together, can be found in India, Ireland, Scotland, France, Turkey and other places. There is no logical explanation for the vitrification of stone forts and cities, except from an atomic blast. Furthermore, at Mohenjo-Daro, a well planned city laid on a grid, with a plumbing system superiorto those used in Pakistan and India today, the streets were littered with black lumps of glass. These globs of glass were discovered to be clay pots that had melted under intense heat!
With the cataclysmic sinking of Atlantis and the wiping out of Rama with atomic weapons, the world collapsed into a stone age of sorts, and modern history picks up a few thousand years later. Yet, it would seem that not all the Vimanas and Vailixi of Rama and Atlantis weregone. Built to last for thousands of of years, many of them would still be in use, as evidenced by Ashoka's Nine Unknown Men and the Lhasa manuscript.
That secret societies or Brotherhoods of exceptional,enlightened human beings would have preserved these inventions and the knowledge of science, history, etc., does not seem surprising. Many well known historical personages including Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu,Confucius, Krishna, Zoroaster, Mahavira, Quetzalcoatl, Akhenaton, Moses, and more recent inventors and of course many other people who will probably remain anonymous, were probably members of such a secret organization.
It is interesting to note that when Alexander the Great invaded India more than two thousand years ago, his historians chronicled that at one point they were attacked by flying, fiery shields that dove at his army and frightened the cavalry. These flying saucers did not use any atomic bombs orbeam weapons on Alexander's army however, perhaps out of benevolence, and Alexander wenton to conquer India.
It has been suggested by many writers that these Brotherhoods keep some of their Vimanas and Vailixi in secret caverns in Tibet or some other place is Central Asia, and the Lop Nor Desert in western China is known to be the center of a great UFO mystery. Perhaps it is here that many of the airships are still kept, in underground bases much as the Americans, British and Soviets have built around the world in the past few decades.
BOOKS TO REFER
The Anti-Gravity Handbook (Lost Science) by D. Hatcher Childress (Compiler),
Leonard G. Cramp (Contributor),
Albert Einstein (Contributor)
Technology of the Gods : The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients David Hatcher Childress ( May 2000)
Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India and Atlantis (Lost Science Series) David Hatcher Childress, Ivan T. Sanderson (Introduction) ( January 1992)
*. Vedic Physics : Scientific Origin of Hinduism by Raja Ram Mohan Roy
*. The Mahabharata translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli published by Pratap Chandra Roy Calcutta 1886-1890