Ancient Egyptian Airplane called Saqqara Glider found

saqqara-gliderThis object is on display at the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.
Although it is a copy of the original find, it is accurate copy, and is obviously an airplane.
The plane is called the Saqqara Glider.
It is 15 cm long (slightly under 6 inches) and has a wing span of 18 cm (slightly over 7 inches).
It is made of light sycamore wood and will fly when thrown. It dates from 200 BC.
It was discovered in 1898 and catalogued as a bird. Since the plane’s discover by Dr Kahlil Messiha in 1969, over a dozen similar “birds” have been discovered.