The Black Man and the Real History of Flight

By Robert Muhammad
-Guest Columnist- | Last updated: Apr 29, 2007 - 3:05:00 PM

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“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.”--Ecclesiastes 1:10


Back on December 17, 2003, the world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first (according to this world) successful flight of an aircraft.

But as the world celebrated Orville and Wilbur Wright’s 1903 technological achievement, there sits today in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, a 2,000 year-old model glider which was found in an Egyptian tomb near Saqqara in 1898, a full five years prior to the Wright Brothers first successful flight.

This model glider was found not only to be over 2,000 years old, but according to scientists and flight engineers who tested it, was found to be capable of air flight!

In a summary of the scientific research and testing done by scientists on this ancient model glider, found in the book, “Blacks In Science, Ancient and Modern,” edited by Ivan Van Sertima, it states that this discovery by Dr. Khalil Messiha, “indicates that the Egyptians were experimenting with flying machines as early as the 4th or 3rd century B.C.”

In the same region of Africa, in a small town called El- Balyana, just north of Luxor, Egypt, in the ancient temple of Abydos—originally built by the Black Egyptian ruler Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II—there are 3,000-year-old hieroglyphic drawings of what clearly appears to be high-tech flying machines! (Reference:

In a very informative book titled, “Technology of the Gods, The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients,” author David Hatcher Childress documents the discovery in 1875 of a 4th century B.C. text known as the Vaimanika Sastra, written by Maharshi Bhardwaj, in a temple in India.

According to the author, this text was taken from even older books which deal with the operation and technical schematics, including information on the steering, propulsion systems and construction blueprints, of ancient airships known in ancient India as “Vimanas.”

Several drawings done in 1923 of the actual construction blueprints of these vimana airships can be found in the above mentioned book by Mr. Childress.

According to Mr. Childress, and accounts reported in the foreign press, such as, the Chinese have recently discovered some of these ancient documents in Tibet, and have sent them to ancient language expert Dr. Ruth Reyna of the University of Chandrigarh to be translated.

Reports on the research done on these ancient texts by Dr. Reyna state that these documents actually contain directions for building interstellar spaceships.

One of the oldest, most detailed records of ancient air travel known to still exist today, is the Indian text called the Ramayana, which chronicles the history of the Black Rama Empire of ancient India, which, according to some accounts, dates back to around 15,000 years ago.

According to the Ramayana, the Rama civilization was a well organized, high-tech civilization that ruled the Indian sub-continent for over 11,000 years. India’s own records of its history state that it dates back some hundreds of thousands of years.

It was thought by most historians that the Indian civilization of the subcontinent dated back no further than 1,000 to 500 B.C. But in 1922, with the discovery of the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro, and the Indus Valley civilization consisting of over one thousand cities, the history of civilization in India had to be pushed back by historians literally thousands of years, in line with ancient Indian texts such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which is the larger and older text out of which the Ramayana came.

According to Mr. Childress, “The Rama Empire, described in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, was supposedly contemporaneous with the great cultures of Atlantis and Osiris in the west. Atlantis, well known from Plato’s writings and ancient Egyptian records, apparently existed in the mid-Atlantic and was a very highly technological and patriarchal civilization....the Osirian civilization existed in the Mediterranean basin and North Africa, according to esoteric doctrine and archeological evidence. The Osirian civilization is generally known as pre-dynastic Egypt, and was flooded when Atlantis sank and the Mediterranean began to fill up with water.”

According to the Ramayana text, the Rama Empire was engaged in a series of devastating wars in which airships and high-tech weapons were used. It is supposed by Mr. Childress in his book, these wars could have been between the Rama Empire and Atlantis.

Mr. Childress also states, “The Rama Empire was started by the Nagas...the empire of the Nagas apparently began to extend all over northern India to include the cities of Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, and Kot Diji...these cities were led by ‘Great Teachers’ or ‘Masters’ who were the benevolent aristocracy of the Rama civilization. Today, they are generally called ‘Priest- Kings’ of the Indus Valley Civilization.”

It must be stated at this point, that all historical evidence shows that the builders of the Indus Valley Civilization (and by extension the Rama Empire) and the civilizations of Atlantis and Osiris, were in fact original Black people.

The reality of the Black origins of ancient Indian or Indus Valley Civilization can be proven in the research done on this subject by various historians and anthropologists around the world.

According to researcher Indus Khamit Kush, in his book “What They Never Told You In History Class,” some of these historians and anthropologists would include the following: Professor George Rawlinson, in a work titled, “On the Affinities of the Races Western Asia,” states, “Recent linguistic discovery tends to show that a Cushite or Ethiopian race did in the earliest times extend itself along the shores of the Southern Ocean from Abyssinia to India. The whole peninsula of India was peopled by a race of this character before the influx of the Aryans...”; Historian F. Willord, in his work titled, “Asiatic Researches Vol. III,” states, “It is certain that the very ancient statues of Gods in India have crisp hair and the features of Negroes....a race of Negroes formerly had power and preeminence in India.”

As for the Osirian and Atlantian civilizations, the only known references in the historical records and reports on these civilizations originate from African historical sources. The legend of Atlantis was first revealed to the world in two of Plato’s dialogues called “Timaeus” and “Critias.” These dialogues, or stories, were conversions between Socrates, Hermocrates, Timaeus, and Critias, and were originally conveyed by an Athenian traveler and poet named Solon, who lived between 638 and 559 B.C.

According to Plato, Solon, while traveling in Egypt, learned the story of Atlantis from a Egyptian priest, who was relating a story of ancient events which had taken place some 9,000 years prior to that time.

So our understanding of the legend of Atlantis must be viewed within the context of 9,000 years of ancient African antiquity.

The same would apply to the Osirian legend of pre-dynastic Egypt, since all the historical data and research indicates that the pre-dynastic origins of Egypt began in the heartland of Africa.

This reality is confirmed in the well documented works of historians, J.A. Rogers, Cheikh Anta Diop, Albert Churchward, Gerald Massey and many others.

In considering the historical possibility of ancient civilizations building high-tech aircraft, it would be easy, based on what we have been taught to accept as our history in this world, to view such a claim as pure science-fiction.

But apparently, the scientist and military leaders of Nazi Germany who developed the V-2 rocket and other high-tech weapons during WWII, took this possibility quite seriously.

According to author Peter Moon, in his book “The Black Sun, Montauk’s Nazi-Tibetan Connection,” the Nazi SS under the direction of Heinrich Himmler, relentlessly searched throughout parts of India, Asia, (including Tibet) and Africa, for the ancient technologies of the Original Peoples in order to gain a military edge during World War II.

And it is not beyond reason to assume that U.S. intelligence organizations were engaged in the same type of activities—when the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad was arrested in 1942 during WWII, he was supposedly interrogated by the F.B.I. and questioned on the reality of the Mother Plane—a huge half-mile by half-mile plane which has been seen by people in different parts of the world.