Ancient Aircraft
Ancient Aircraft

  • Precolombian Airplane Models - not comparable to any known animals capable of forms of flight.
  • An Egyptian model plane found in 1898 in a tomb at at Saqquara, Egypt and was later dated as having been created near 200 BCE.
  • Vimanas: References to these flying machines are commonplace in ancient Indian texts, even describing their use in warfare. As well as being able to fly within Earth's atmosphere, vimanas were also said to be able to travel into space and travel submerged underwater. Also mentioned in Vedic Boom text.

    "European scholarship regards human civilization as a recent progression starting yesterday with the Fiji islander, and ending today with Rockefeller, conceiving ancient culture as necessarily half savage culture. It is a superstition of modern thought that the march of knowledge has always been linear. Our vision of 'prehistory' is terribly inadequate. We have not yet rid our minds from the hold of a one-and-only God or one-and-only Book, and now a one-and-only Science."
    Shri Aurobindo Ghosh - Indian Philosopher