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From time to time we will share with you one of the more intriguing exhibits that can be found within the museums of Giza.
Beyond the mountainous displays of precious jewels and finely cast golden relics which captivate the crowds who flock to experience this extremely rich history,
We personally find the more valuable of objects are often overlooked, indeed, these precious masks and past pharaohs possessions are undoubtedly exquisite in nature, however, there are some objects, never designed to stun or impress, but built with a function,
Functions which could shed light on the most intriguing and mysterious aspects of this past civilization.
The khufu ship being but one of these said artefacts, a boat found disassembled under the great pyramid, once said to have floated through the sky, and although the physical idea of this ship actually flying, is a leap too far for some, there is in fact an artefact which exists, found in 1898 during an excavation of the Pa-di-Imen tomb in Saqqara, Egypt, which you may find a bit more practically designed for flight through the Egyptian skies.
Although numerous sources over the past century have surfaced accusing Egyptian authorities of concealing the discovery of viminas, ancient flying machines, within the pyramids of Giza, our said artefact seems to have slipped through this net of secrecy.
Often within these well stocked and well-preserved tombs, resting places of passed pharaohs, whom once possessed unimaginable riches, numerous toy models of their once favourite crafts and vessels will be discovered. Exquisitely constructed miniature replicas of their favourite forms of travel.
It seems this artefact may have indeed been filtered through the security netting of public paradigm, as doing so, it seems to have lost its tail plane.
Known as the Saqqara bird, it is now largely thought by many, to have been a replica of an ancient flying craft, more specifically a glider.
Clearly inspired by a bird’s ad its flight, the fixed wing upon its back has been found to be perfectly angled to create lift,
Egyptian physician, archaeologist, parapsychologist and dowser Khalil Messiha has concluded that the ancient Egyptians developed the first aircrafts.
He has written several, compelling, and academically accepted papers surrounding the saqqara bird, and the supportive evidence to suggest that it was indeed a replica miniature, of a larger finely built flying craft, once built for the use of a pharaoh.
Predictably, he has experienced considerable hostility regarding his exposé of evidences.
One particular effort was undertaken by a character known as Martin Gregorie, a builder and designer of free flight gliders, he apparently built an exact replica of the Saqqara Bird made of balsa wood. After testing this replica, Gregorie would conclude that the Saqqara Bird never flew.
He told the interested parties that It was totally unstable in flight…
Even after a tail plane was fitted he claimed that the gliders performance was disappointing.
He finished by concluding that the Saqqara Bird was probably made as a child’s toy or a weather vane.
This clear attempt to suppress the truth however, failed, and martin has since been proven to have lied regarding the abilities of the glider, the question, is why did he lie.
According to Messiha’s son, Dawoud Khalil Messiha, a successful architect who has thankfully continued the work of his father, Gregorie’s suggestion that the Saqqara Bird was a weather vane is impossible due to the lack of markings or any holes on the model that would serve as a means of hanging it.
Additionally, and most importantly, aerodynamics expert Simon Sanderson also tested a replica model in a wind tunnel without a tail plane and found that it produced “four times the glider’s own weight in lift.” In Liverpool University, Sanderson then subjected it to another more powerful wind tunnel, this time after adding the missing tail, he stated that the Saqqara Bird actually flew quite well, clearly to the annoyance of certain people who are probably now regretting not seizing the entire artefact some years ago, rather than just the tail plane,
“Over 2,000 years after the ancient Egyptians carved this mysterious bird, modern technology has proven beyond doubt that at full size, it could have indeed once flown through the Egyptian skies.