The dove of Sakkara

The dove of Sakkara

Mystery Type: Artefact
Mystery Name: The dove of Sakkara
Latitude: 29.870679
Longitude: 31.219833
Country: Egypt
Place Name: Saccara, Egypt (near step pyramid of Djoser)
Approved: Yes

This wooden “dove” was found 1898 in a tomb shaft near the famous step pyramid of Djoser. Until 1969 it was stored between other bird figurines. Later researches from aero eyperts proofed, that this “dove” is a perferct model of a sailplain. Wings and side rudder are perfectly aerodymnamicly shaped and no bird has a vertical tail.

Unsolved Mysteries:
Where did the aerodynamic knowledge came from, around 250 BC?
Proven Facts: It’s models (reconstructions) do fly!
Type: Wood
Culture: Ancient Egypt
Age Dating: > 250 BC
Discovery Date: 1898
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Reinhard Habeck

Dinge die es nicht geben d├╝rfte, 2009


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This mystery has been reported by Lobcor on 04/22/2017

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