The ruins found by divers at the turn of 1980-1990-ies, immediately became the subject of fierce dispute, which was attended by both historians and geologists.
Despite the strict plane right arc and perfectly straight parallel edges of elements of the complex entirely carved into the rock, most scientists persistently called this building “bizarre game of natural natural processes”.
The main reason is quite simple: by the most rough calculations, this complex could rise above the water surface not less than 10 thousand years ago, when the water level in the oceans was 40 meters below present.
About the same antiquity is evidenced by the Dating of residues found near vegetation characteristic of dry soil and not the sea floor. But for historians it is quite obvious that in those times people or collecting edible fruits and roots, or, say, hunted in the skins of wild animals, but certainly not possessed the art of cutting out the stone in such monumental structures.
Same stubborn opponents, are more likely to believe his eyes, than the reasoning of reputable historians, was brought all the new photos and showed the obvious resemblance of the underwater Yonaguni terraces with mountain temples in South America, in particular with drewnianymi the Museum of religious art and the Kenko entirely carved in the rocks of the Peruvian Andes.
The debate about “natural entities” could drag on for a long time, but recently divers have found absolute proof of an artificial origin of a Japanese submarine complex.
A group of researchers sent by the broadcaster Discovery Channel, found at the bottom the sculptural image of a human head, and in a characteristic headdress from the feathers, obviously having something in common with similar sculptures of Central America.
If you move closer to the sanctuaries in the Andes, and in this region the new data archaeologists make significant adjustments in view of the ancient local civilizations. Excavations of the city of Caral in the desert foothills of the Andes showed that the house of stone and the pyramid height with a 7-storey building here built at least 2600 years BC, roughly the era of construction of the Egyptian pyramids.
But parallel cultures this is not the end. As is known, the temples, built from multiton stone blocks on the banks of the Nile in Giza and in high-mountainous sanctuary of Machu Picchu, have a completely indisputable analogies in constructive decisions. Here and there in places of a convergence of walls builders stacked G-shaped blocks, providing a seamless connection.
However, this is not the most curious parallel. In the tombs of the Incas thousands of years ago archaeologists for over a hundred years from time to time find a small BRIC-a-brac of precious metal, usually gold, depicting something is not very clear.
Because “something” obviously has wings, but the birds are not very similar, the findings are referred to as “insects.” However, insects have never been in the tail section of the vertical fin, but you never know where the ringleader of the ancient masters of the fantasy.
In the end, two German scientists, Algund of ABMA and Peter Belting, a few years ago seriously hurt lightheadedness classification of archaeologists and they decided to strictly analyze the extent to which gold ornaments correspond to the biology and morphology of these insects.
Quite easily succeeded in dividing the jewelry into two groups: real images of insects, where the wings are attached to the upper housing; and “product” with wings, attached to the body at the bottom (which insects have), having in addition vertical fin. A careful look at this second group is enough to notice — more decorations like small model airplanes.
In 1956 the “Golden airplane” was exhibited among other exhibits of the exhibition “Gold of pre-Columbian America,” held at the Metropolitan Museum in new York. The deltoid wing of the figures and the vertical tail (which and birds never ) drew the attention of the American aircraft designers. By agreement with the exhibition Directorate they were permitted to conduct research of the ancient “airplane” in a wind tunnel. And it turned out that the Golden “bird of the Incas” the best behaved. supersonic speeds, the study of which was in full swing. The figure returned to the Museum, and deltoid wing and high vertical tail plane moved in Avia design Bureau of the firm Lockheed, which soon and created a supersonic aircraft, the former at that time the best in the world.
Today few people remember this story. And yet we should not forget that modern supersonic jets are. direct descendants of the “Golden bird” of the Incas!
Of course, no one today can say where the masters of the ancient Incas drew the images for his unusual products. But it is definitely possible to say that similar images were available and the masters in another country of the pyramids in Egypt.
In 1898, in one of the ancient tombs at Saqqara, near Giza, archaeologists have discovered a curious object called “wooden bird model”. In this model, the front part is really quite like a bird, but the rear was located quite unusual feathered vertical fin instead of a tail, so when placing objects in a slightly different perspective model is much more like a plane.
However, it should be remembered that before the advent of the airplane the Wright brothers at the time had to wait five years, and the idea of flying machines heavier than air for people of the late nineteenth century was, to put it mildly, unfamiliar.
“Model birds” has been known to nobody in the vaults of the Cairo Museum until 1969 when it again found a doctor and Amateur-Egyptologist Khalil Messiha. Interested in design, Messiha produced for the experiments of lightweight balsa wood an exact copy of the exhibit and found that “bird” is flying very well.
The discovery created a furor, a special Commission of experts studied a very “sophisticated aerodynamic features of the model, similar to modern aircraft.”
The artifact was renamed the “ancient model of an airplane”, was placed in a glass cube and exposed in the Central hall of the Cairo Museum.
Several years later an amazing exhibit decided to remove. Not only from the Central hall, but as they say knowledgeable people, and generally from the Museum.
Where is he now, nobody really knows. But it is possible to understand that for some of the big and important people in historical science it would be to live a much calmer, don’t be such discoveries. As you know, if the facts do not fit theory, so much the worse for the facts.