ANCIENT CIVILIZATION HOW THE AIRPLANES WERE
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It has been always a characteristic of human to be curious and interested of the unknown. Man has always wanted to experiment and visualize things which never existed before. Flying is one of such inquisitive behaviors. It would not be justified if we neglect the efforts of early men and state that flying was impossible until the aircrafts were invented in 18th century. Researches have been done with some successful conclusions and inventions. Leonardo Da Vinci and Wright brothers carried out their first experiment in the form of what we call the ancient airplanes. They lead to the formulation of basic techniques which make the engine of an aeroplane.
If you start figuring out the mythological terms and regulations you will come up with the well designed and well recognized knowledge of the technology and tactics which beginners used to make airplanes. Some of the ancient civilization experiments which carried out the airplanes are evidenced by the carvings and inscriptions which are kept save in the museums of today’s world.
The Ancient Egyptian airplanes
If you visit Room Number 22 of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, you will see a curious wooden model that approximates the shape of a modern glider or aircraft. This little wooden bird/airplane structure was first discovered in 1898 at a tomb close to Saqqara and deemed to belong to 200 B.C. Dr. Khalil Messiha was the first scholar to study this model dedicatedly and bring it to limelight
Did the Ancient Indians have airplanes 2000 years ago?
The ancient Indian creators of these wonder ships wrote down ‘instruction manuals’ on the varieties and control system of Vimanas that have found their way into the modern world and even translated to English. The ‘Samaranga Sutradhara’ is one such text of 230 stanzas that gives you an elaborate description on the detailed technicalities of air travel. The ‘Vaimanika Sastra’ belonging to the 4th BC is another text with airplane diagrams composed by the sage Bharadvajy that speaks of emergency flight means, ideal materials for making an airplane and use of renewable energy sources to fly them.
Ancient airplanes were not typical to India and Egypt; you will be surprised to know that golden trinket-like structures were found in America too that resembled aircrafts. Stratigraphical studies conducted on these gold models have attributed them to a period in between 500 and 800 CE, which makes them over 1000 years old!
Ancient Chinese knew to fly
China has remained the wonderland of East to give forth a wealth of inventions and remarkable new ideas to the world; no doubt, it did have its share of ancient airplanes too! If you go by the 770-475 BC Chinese book records, you will come across the master creator Lu Ban who fathered the first Chinese airplane. The Mozi·Luwen accounts describe a light flying model made of wood and bamboo that could fly for three days at a stretch. Other texts like Hongshu attribute to Lu Ban the credit of making a passenger plane.