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Originally posted by merka
300 BC? That's nothing. Those bastard birds went MILLIONS of years into the future and stole the theory of flight from us!!!
I mean think on it. Just like the "Saqqara Plane" on that site, there are clear similarities. Planes fly and birds fly, thus birds must have been inspired by planes. Planes have wings and birds have wings, yet another nail in the coffin as birds clearly stole our modern wing design. Planes also got a tail wing, just like birds do. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!!!
Originally posted by qonone
So the UFO's or strange things we see could be us visiting from the future?
Originally posted by Jshock
The Egyptians didn't have the benefit of whiteout.
I bet Iif I had some wild imaginations back then and made up whatever object some dude in a few thousand years later is going to make a connection to something that was invented in that thaousand years later era.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
Ok i didnt read all the posts so if someone had already suggested this i apologise.
Ancient Mayans probably didn't have any aircraft but definately observed them. Societies that have not reached our level of technology are only concerned with the things around them and things that affect their way of life. Aircraft landing near them or flying by would definately be a big deal and they would be inclined to keep a record of such an event or at least for storytelling purposes.
Now since they were at a much lower level of technology, they would have no words to describe what it is they saw, no reference to anything like it in their histories and nothing to compare them to in their known world. The only thing they would be able to compare them to are birds and thus probably the only conclusion they would come to. Especially if they did not know that they were artificial craft and that someone or something was inside of it, flying it. It would only appear to have flown by or landed and took off again, much like a bird.
Also take into consideration that cockpit windows are usually located where the eyes of a bird would be, the possibility that there were unique characteristics about the object ( logos, decals, peripherals, ordinance) and finally what look like little engines under the wings of the carvings, and you have yourself an ancients perspective of modern day aircraft.