UFO In Ancient Art (I)

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Babylon, c.2200 BC

The Tulli Papyrus, Egypt, c.1400 BC

           The Tulli Papyrus named after professor Alberto Tulli, former director of the Vatican Egyptian Museum is considered an evidence of visitors from outer space to Egypt. It describes a “UFO sighting sometime during the reign” of Thutmosis III. A translation of the papyrus is the following:

               “In the year 22, in the third month of winter, in the sixth hour of the day, the scribes of the House of Life noticed a circle of fire that was coming from the sky […] From the mouth it emitted a foul breath. It had no head. Its body was one rod long and one rod wide. It had no voice. And from that the hearts of the scribes became confused and they threw themselves down on their bellies […] then they reported the thing to the Pharaoh […] His Majesty ordered […] has been examined […] and he was meditating on what had happened, that it was recorded in the scrolls of the House of the Life. Now after some days had passed, these things became more and more numerous in the skies. Their splendor exceeded that of the sun and extended to the limits of the four angles of the sky […] High and wide in the sky was the position from which these fire circles came and went. The army of the Pharaoh looked on with him in their midst. It was after supper. Then these fire circles ascended higher into the sky and they headed toward the south. Fish and birds then fell from the sky. A marvel never before known since the foundation of their land […] And Pharaoh caused incense to be brought to make peace with Earth […] and what happened was ordered to be written in the Annals of the House of Life so that it be remembered for all time forward.”
Hieroglyphs, The Temple from Abydos, Egypt, 3000 years old

           The hieroglyphs found on the walls in the Temple of Abydos, Egypt look like modern flying machines and submarines. It looks like ancient Egyptians had access to our advanced technology from today.

Airplane model, Saqquara, Egypt, 200 BCE

           This airplane model was found in 1898 in a tomb at Saqquara, Egypt. It was dated near 200 BCE. At the time of the discovery airplanes weren’t invented yet, and so the model was considered a “wooden bird model” and stored in the basement of the Cairo Museum. Rediscovered by Dr. Khalil Messiha the wooden scale model got studied by a committee of scientists was established to study the object and after that a special exhibit opened in the center hall of the national museum in Cairo, having the little model as centerpiece. Then the wooden model was labeled as a model airplane. It is obvious that doing such o device more than 2,000 years agorequired very good knowledge of aerodynamics. Airplane models have been found in other parts of the world, too, for example in Central and South America.


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