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The Black Man and History of Flight
The Black Man and the Real History of Flight
"Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us."--Ecclesiastes 1:10
Back on December 17, 2003, the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first (according to this world) successful flight of an aircraft.
But as the world celebrated Orville and Wilbur Wright�s 1903 technological achievement, there sits today in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, a 2,000 year-old model glider which was found in an Egyptian tomb near Saqqara in 1898, a full five years prior to the Wright Brothers first successful flight.
This model glider was found not only to be over 2,000 years old, but according to scientists and flight engineers who tested it, was found to be capable of air flight!
In a summary of the scientific research and testing done by scientists on this ancient model glider, found in the book, �Blacks In Science, Ancient and Modern,� edited by Ivan Van Sertima, it states that this discovery by Dr. Khalil Messiha, �indicates that the Egyptians were experimenting with flying machines as early as the 4th or 3rd century B.C.�
In the same region of Africa, in a small town called El- Balyana, just north of Luxor, Egypt, in the ancient temple of Abydos�originally built by the Black Egyptian ruler Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II�there are 3,000-year-old hieroglyphic drawings of what clearly appears to be high-tech flying machines! (Reference: www.crystalinks.com/ancientaircraft.html)
In a very informative book titled, �Technology of the Gods, The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients,� author David Hatcher Childress documents the discovery in 1875 of a 4th century B.C. text known as the Vaimanika Sastra, written by Maharshi Bhardwaj, in a temple in India.
According to the author, this text was taken from even older books which deal with the operation and technical schematics, including information on the steering, propulsion systems and construction blueprints, of ancient airships known in ancient India as �Vimanas.�
Several drawings done in 1923 of the actual construction blueprints of these vimana airships can be found in the above mentioned book by Mr. Childress.
According to Mr. Childress, and accounts reported in the foreign press, such as indiatimes.com, the Chinese have recently discovered some of these ancient documents in Tibet, and have sent them to ancient language expert Dr. Ruth Reyna of the University of Chandrigarh to be translated.