ANCIENT AIRCRAFT ? Scale replica of Pre-Columbian artifact from the Museo Del Oro in Bogota, Columbia.Handmade stone composite, 4.25 X 3.5 inches (11 x 9 cm) antique gold finish, with description Bearing uncanny resemblance to modern aircraft, these oddly-shaped objects have been found in ancient tombs across central America. Fashioned in solid gold by the Chibchas , a pre-Incan culture, they were used as magical amulets, decorations on sacred trees and as offerings in tombs. Estimated at roughly 2000 years old, researchers have found 33 of them in Columbia, Peru, Costa Rica and Venezuela . Although archaeologists consider them stylistic renditions of birds or flying fish, from a modern standpoint they appear to be accurate three dimensional representations of very advanced aircraft, including an odd symbol on the wings like military aircraft of today. In 1954, the original “golden airplane” was part of the Pre-Columbian Gold Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The deltoid wing and vertical tail section immediately attracted the attention of aircraft designers. Newspapers of the day report that exhibition directors allowed it to be tested in a wind tunnel w it demonstrated remarkable manoeuvrability and the capability for supersonic speed. Some historians actually believe the ancient model helped Lockheed technicians design their first supersonic plane. The "aircraft" is listed as one of the ten most mysterious artifacts of the ancient world and is presently used as the logy for the Ancient Astronaut Society. POSTAGE $9.00 USA CANADA $8.00 ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN $5.00 AUSTRALIA $11.00 EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, SWITZERLAND, NORWAY, MEDITERRANEAN, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA, STH AMERICA & most other locations I ACCEPT PAYPAL ... which also includes credit or debit card payments through the secure PayPal gateway.
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ANCIENT IMPRESSIONS produce a number of interesting & unusual ancient artifact replicas, as well as supplying a few hard-to-get items from other sources. The majority of our replicas are hand-made, cast in a non-toxic stone composite material which is harder, more durable and realistic than plaster or plastic. Items are hand-finished to duplicate the original artifact as closely as possible and individually checked for quality-control. Our studio is located on the edge of the forest in Australia's Blue Mountains. Enquiries always welcome.
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