Combing through the archives again.
So the absolute coolest thing I found at the Dallas Museum of Art were the little flyer artifacts in the Ancient Mayan section. I remember walking around the room and saying to my mom “I WONDER IF THERE’S ANY ANCIENT AIRPLANE ARTIFACTS HERE” and then not even ten seconds later, I turned a corner, and there they were.
If you’re a fan of Ancient Aliens, you’ll know what these guys are. The museum had them labeled as “mythological creatures” but even if you take away any prior information that might be related to Ancient Alien Theory, can you honestly sit there and tell me that just because they’re decoratively designed and have faces, there’s not even a chance they could be airplanes? Birds don’t have tails like that. And ancient cultures often, and in other countries where there is still folk culture alive and well to this day, added decorative designs to their artwork.
Alas, here are the “mythological creatures” that are clearly gold sculptures of airplanes. Just sayin’.