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Pharaoh's Helicopter

Among the 150 thousand exhibits collected in the archaeological museum in Cairo, is one that attracts attention - a strange wooden bird 14 centimeters in length.

Have found a wooden model in the sands of the desert near Saqqara, which is the first of the pyramids - Speed tomb of Pharaoh Djoser. Egyptian scholar Khalil Messiah named statuette model glider. Specialists in aircraft construction, carefully study the relationship between the parameters of the figures, said that they coincide with the parameters of modern aircraft. A wing "birds" even proved to be almost entirely adequate to the contours of American transport planes Hercules aircraft.

"Bird" tested in a wind tunnel, and it really showed the high quality of the flight. Doctor of the Messiah was not satisfied with statements of experts about the similarity of "birds" with the plane. Following the example of his findings, he built a glider pilot and he flew!

It turns out that archaeo…

MYSTERY AT ABYDOS

In 1848, an archaeological expedition working in Egypt discovered strange hieroglyphs on a ceiling beam at an ancient temple in Abydos, several hundred miles south of Cairo. The hieroglyphs were carefully copied and brought back to Europe. The mysterious images gave rise to heated debate amongst Egyptologists. Eventually, however, they were dismissed as  nobody could  explain and were forgotten.
In the mid 1990's photographs and videos, taken primarily by tourists who had visited Abydos, began to appear on the internet. They depicted the 'strange machine hieroglyphs' originally discovered in the nineteenth century. The temple in which they were found was built by Pharaoh Seti I around three thousand years ago. To the modern viewer it is clear that the strange machines, are in fact various types of flying craft and a tank. One of the aircraft is a helicopter. It has a rotor blade, cockpit and tail fin typical of a modern battle helicopter. On the face of it, this is one of t…