posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 03:24 PM
Byrd addressed both the Columbian and Egyptian variations of this steaming pile of hoohaw in another thread last year.
The Egyptian "model" is always shown in that one pic taken from that one angle on the pseudoscience websites and books. Another pic of the artifact
was shown in that old thread, taken from another angle, clearly showing the thing was painted to resemble a bird. Similar objects can be seen in
artwork from the era depicting weathervane-type bird models mounted on Egyptian boats.
This can be found at Catchpenny Mysteries of Ancient Egypt. Google it yerself.
Also in that thread was a link to the entire collection of animal and insect figurines that the couple of "delta-wing aircraft" figures should be
taken into context with. The figurine that has the vertical tail - unusual for an insect, right?, is actually a depiction of a flying fish. Looks
very much like one too.
Use the search function. there's nothing in this thread that hasn't been completely chewed to pieces in the past right here at ATS.
Lastly, yes, VonDaniken was convicted of embezzling the hotel where he clerked. Long ago. He came up with "Chariots of the Gods???" during his
time in jail - used some of the proceeds - or maybe it was the up-front money, to pay some of his fines and legal fees.
He's also admitted, admitted, to actually forging some of his evidence. His justification was that without evidence, nobody would
I might be wrong about the particular forgery, but I believe it was the Lolladorf Plate that he commissioned a potter to make and then represented it
as some ancient artifact showing an alien and a flying saucer.
Google it yerself - I've provided this same info right here in this forum too many times already.