Airplane Evidence Found in Ancient Egyptian and South American Artifacts


The hustle and bustle of modern society is greatly accommodated by the numerous technological advances that are utilized by millions. The convenience of life now seems a far cry from the daily, primal struggle faced by others in earlier generations. Modern society would find it hard to imagine a life without conveniences such as cars, boats, and airplanes.

Nowadays society, for the most part, no longer has to rely on the strength of their own backs or the use of animals as modes of transport. In fact, modes of transportation such as aircrafts have been the fascination of many for longer than previously imagined. Even ancient civilizations were fascinated by thoughts of flight.

The most recent of these is the airplane, which was invented in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were the first to make flight a reality for the known world. However, recent evidence casts doubt on whether or not these two ambitious brothers were actually the true inventors of the flying machines. In fact, artifacts uncovered in archaeological investigations done in Egypt and the ancient Mayan ruins suggest that these societies,ancient as they may be, had conceived the notion long before the Wright Brothers’ existence.

Strikingly accurate metal sculptures in the likeness of aircrafts were found scattered among the area of coastal South America. When evaluated for age, they were estimated to have emerged from somewhere between 500-800 BCE. Because the models had been hewn of gold, an exact date was not possible. However, archaeological evidence surrounding the area served as support that the pieces could be dated at a minimum of 1,000 years in age. The models found bore striking resemblance in craftsmanship to modern airplanes used today.

During an Egyptian expedition in 1898, a team of researchers uncovered a remarkably perfect wooden model airplane in a tomb located in Sakkara. Because it was made of wooden material, it was possible to hone in on a more accurate date. The small plane they discovered that day was dated at having been created around 200 BCE.The piece was then exhibited in the museum at Cairo in a special display. Due to avian facial features depicted on the nose of the airplane, it was mistaken for a sculpture of a bird and was put on display in the gallery of birds.


It remained classified as such until 1969, when Dr. Khalil Messiha took particular interest in the artifact. What he noticed were several discrepancies in the design of the model in comparison to other pieces of Egyptian archaeology and art that were classified as birds. Most notably was the model’s intentional omission of avian legs, which were commonplace among other bird artifacts. Also, traditional Egyptian birds had painted feathers, but the model did not. Incredibly, hieroglyphs depicted on the sides of airplane translate to the inscription “Gift of Amon,” who was the ancient Egyptian’s god of the wind and the air.

No one knows if either of these instruments were small models of airplane technology far ahead of their times, or if they were simply the creation of incredible visionaries. If some concept of flight were not in the works, many wonder how then would a number of artifacts pointing to the airplane with startling accuracy turn up from different areas. How would cultures which had no geographical or societal connection to one another have conceived with such accuracy the same notions? The meaning of the evidence of airplane artifacts remain anyone’s guess.

By J.A. Johnson


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7 Responses to "Airplane Evidence Found in Ancient Egyptian and South American Artifacts"

  1. roeschandco   September 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

    The eyes look up from where the alleged cockpit should be. The object is designed to stand up on what appears to be the tail end of a jet. As far as it being a recreation of a jet that went back in time to a ufo, etc.; Coincidence is almost never given credit.

  2. Tiffany Carman   May 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    jbm1 I very much appreciated ur comment! I don’t need to go to church to pray, nor to a school to learn. ☆.♡~

  3. Sam   April 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    lol it doesn’t really matter what it looks like unless you have a PHD in this field of study, which i am sure you do not have. Dont be naive to think that we are smatter than the professionals…

  4. jbm1   March 21, 2014 at 3:54 am

    @Keith Googins

    You forget at one time in the earth’s history, there was once a civilization as advanced, no even more advanced than Western Civilization is today. Julius Robert Oppenhiemer leader of the Manhattan Project, in reply to the press when asked if the first Atomic explosion was the first, Oppenhiemer in coy fashion said, “the first in modern history”. Keither there is a big difference between being first, and being acknowledged first. As an example, all humanity thought Edison first invented the Radio. But at time goes by, no it was not Edison, but Nikilo Tesla… But can we be sure.

    (Wikipedia) says:The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”[2][note 2]

    The Ramayana, Mahabarata and other texts speak of the hideous war that took place, some ten or twelve thousand years ago between Atlantis and Rama using weapons of destruction that could not be imagined by readers until the second half of this century.

    The ancient Mahabharata, one of the sources on Vimanas, goes on to tell the awesome destructiveness of the war:

    “…(the weapon was) a single projectile
    charged with all the power of the Universe.
    An incandescent column of smoke and flame
    As bright as the thousand suns rose in all its splendor…

    An iron thunderbolt,
    A gigantic messenger of death,
    Which reduced to ashes
    The entire race of the Vrishnis
    And the Andhakas.

    … the corpses were so burned
    As to be unrecognizable.
    The hair and nails fell out;
    Pottery broke without apparent cause,
    And the birds turned white.

    … After a few hours
    All foodstuffs were infected…
    … to escape from this fire
    The soldiers threw themselves in streams
    To wash themselves and their equipment…”

    So Keith, do some study before you just condemn stuff as crap. There is no new thing under the sun. Our civilization to this day still has not figured out how to carve a perfectly square stone. Must less transport it.

    2) Ba’albek, Lebanon. – (The ‘Stone of the South).

    Estimates of the weight of this stone vary considerably.

    Although the highest estimates of the unfinished stone’s weight have reached an incredible 2,000 tons (7),(11), these estimates are now considered too high.

    Quarry stone: (Photo Right), Measures 20.9m x 4.8m x 4.2m = 421.344m³.

    ‘The average density of granite is 2.75 g/cm3’

    Ref: (

    Therefore the approximate weight of this stone is 1158.696 tons.

    Three other smaller stones under ‘The Grand Terrace’ of the temple itself are also estimated to weigh from between 750 and 1,000 tons each (9), and there are several other colossal stones to be seen around the great ‘Temple of the Sun’ at Ba’albek.

    The stones were cut from red granite, with the largest ‘The stone of the south’ (as seen above), still attached to the bedrock. All the large stones used for the temple of the sun at Ba’albek were quarried from the same location, and taken over half a mile uphill to build the great temple.

  5. keith p googins   March 20, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Who publishes this crap?

  6. TonyK   March 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    These artifacts still look suspiciously like birds to me.

    • TonyK   March 19, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      What’s more, airplanes look like birds and birds look like airplanes. Which one do you think is the most probable inspiration behind a 200 BC artifact? Hmm.


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