Did the Mayans Fly? Unraveling the Mysteries of Ancient Aviation

   I believe many people have heard of the Mayan civilization. This ancient human civilization that appeared in Central America originated in 2000 BC. It has made extremely brilliant achievements in astronomy, architecture, art, mathematics, writing, etc. However, it has It suddenly declined and disappeared around AD 900. Interestingly, in recent years, archaeologists have discovered a number of objects suspected to be aircraft in Mayan ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela and other countries, which has cast a mysterious veil on the Mayan civilization.
  King Pakal “flyed a spaceship”.
   From the late 1940s to the early 1950s, a Mexican archaeologist named Luli discovered a mouth in the basement of a Mayan monument temple while investigating the ancient Mayan city of Palenque. Ancient sarcophagus. According to research, the owner of the sarcophagus is Pakal, a king of the ancient city of Palenque 1,600 years ago. Pacal ruled the city of Palenque for 68 years, making the country extremely prosperous.
   Luli was surprised to find a strange picture carved on the lid of Pakal’s sarcophagus. In the picture, there is a Mayan driving a strange-looking machine. He is staring intently at something that looks like the eyepiece of an astronomical telescope. He holds the control handle tightly with both hands and tries hard to control the attitude of the machine. His two feet are placed on what looks like brakes. Or the accelerator pedal. Rolling flames erupted from the rear of the machine, pushing the machine forward. At that time, mankind had not yet achieved manned spaceflight, so no one knew what it was.
   In 1961, Soviet astronaut Gagarin piloted mankind’s first manned spacecraft “Vostok 1” to successfully orbit the earth and return to the ground safely. The whole world was excited. At this moment, when scientists looked again at the sarcophagus lid of Mayan King Pakal, they couldn’t help but marvel: This is simply the Mayans driving a spaceship.
  King Jed Skye’s “ship”
   There is a famous Mayan ruins in the east of today’s Guatemala – the small city of Quirigua. In 800 AD, Jed Skye, the 16th monarch of the Kingdom of Quirigua, ruled here. In recent years, people have discovered hieroglyphs left over from the Ya period in a corner of the site, and there is a scene carved on the front that looks like a Maya riding a “ship”.
   In the picture, the “spaceship” seems to have two stages: the upper stage resembles a manned capsule, with a Mayan wearing a crown sitting in it; the lower stage looks like a solid rocket engine, and the flames and heat waves emitted by the engine are billowing. Spectacular. The insulated bulkhead interlayer of the “manned cabin” is vaguely visible, and there is a complex docking structure between the “manned cabin” and the “rocket engine”.
  Mayans’ “golden airplane”
   In recent years, archaeologists have unearthed some magical gold pendants used by the royal family at the Mayan ruins. They are about 15 cm long and 12.5 cm wide, and they look like airplanes. Surprisingly, the noses, main wings, fuselages, tails, etc. of these “golden aircraft” are all in place, and even their shapes comply with aerodynamic principles.
   The scientific research team of Tongji University produced a “Mayan Plane” that was restored based on gold jewelry, and completed a test flight at the Shanghai International Circuit in April 2015. During the flight for several minutes, the aircraft made dive, Difficult movements such as flying sideways demonstrate the outstanding creativity of the ancient Mayans.