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Author Topic: Ancient Egyptians used kites?? (not sure where to post this)  (Read 1053 times)
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« on: January 21, 2011, 07:31 PM »

Saw this on History International today. I had never heard of this. Maybe some of you have.

http://www.philipcoppens.com/kite_obel.html


http://wn.com/THE_HISTORY_CHANNEL_IS_STONE_CRAZY_FOR_DR_MAUREEN_CLEMMONS
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 02:52 AM »

...Maybe some of you have.

Thats been around since the late 90's when Maureen Clemens popped up on rec.kites  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 04:30 AM »

This is par for the course on the History Channel. 

Whether or not she can do anything with kites has zero to do with what the ancient Egyptians did or did not do with them.  Her anthropological reasoning that lies at the foundation of this investigation is complete nonsense.

Currently, she is using modern (?!) materials and in particular, modern kites?  I hope she's at least using period rope...probably not.   

What a waste of money and time. 

Pure snake oil manufacture. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 06:22 AM »

Way back when, GKPI was asked to replicate her kite using linen and hemp. Interesting project. The Thralls built the kite.

Problem is that she used the kite for drag rather than lift. And who was the "kite expert"??

Could have done the same thing with a sail.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 10:11 AM »

Come on, we all know that Xena invented the kite  Wink

http://hercxena.wikia.com/wiki/A_Day_in_the_Life
http://www.fanpop.com/spots/xena-warrior-princess/images/3632549/title/kite-flying-photo
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