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About Flying or Magic Carpets

« on: 22 November, 2020, 09:46:05 AM »
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Last night (22/11/20) the myth about flying or magic carpets entered my head and got me thinking could such a thing have been possible?  They're mentioned in many ancient tales, etc, and apparently King Solomon had one that measured 60 x 60 miles! :o
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Re: About Flying or Magic Carpets

« Reply #1 on: 22 November, 2020, 11:07:13 AM »
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How big? I mean, that's huge!  Where you read this?

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« Reply #2 on: 22 November, 2020, 09:22:49 PM »
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Could've been a bit like hot air balloons just rectangular, dunno. :-\  As to the last part, surely that's symbolic and wasn't literally a carpet.

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« Reply #3 on: 24 November, 2020, 09:44:22 AM »
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Could've been a bit like hot air balloons just rectangular, dunno. :-\  As to the last part, surely that's symbolic and wasn't literally a carpet.
Good idea for like hot air balloon, and no, I accept it wouldn't literally have been a carpet.  It's just what this myth says. ???

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« Reply #4 on: 25 November, 2020, 09:34:31 AM »
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Very interesting topic!  This was moved here from 'Off-topic discussion' due to high number of topics pushing this one down the list.




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« Reply #5 on: 26 November, 2020, 09:57:43 AM »
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Could've been a bit like hot air balloons just rectangular, dunno. :-\  As to the last part, surely that's symbolic and wasn't literally a carpet.
Good idea for like hot air balloon, and no, I accept it wouldn't literally have been a carpet.  It's just what this myth says. ???
I know about King Solomon of course, but must admit didn't know about any flying carpet, whatever size.  Where did you find this out?

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« Reply #6 on: 27 November, 2020, 09:42:22 AM »
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Could've been a bit like hot air balloons just rectangular, dunno. :-\  As to the last part, surely that's symbolic and wasn't literally a carpet.
Good idea for like hot air balloon, and no, I accept it wouldn't literally have been a carpet.  It's just what this myth says. ???
I know about King Solomon of course, but must admit didn't know about any flying carpet, whatever size.  Where did you find this out?
Go to wikipedia, search for King Soloman's flying carpet.

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« Reply #7 on: 29 November, 2020, 09:46:30 AM »
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Could've been a bit like hot air balloons just rectangular, dunno. :-\  As to the last part, surely that's symbolic and wasn't literally a carpet.
You're talking centuries before BC LOL!  There were no hot air balloons until about the late 1700's. :P

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« Reply #8 on: 30 November, 2020, 09:47:27 AM »
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I think the qualifier is 'a bit like ...'.  For all we know, a few elites-in-the-know of the time could have known things that most were unaware of, plus there are other factors such as high temperatures and sierra's that could have aided flotation.  I like the idea. 8)



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« Reply #9 on: 04 December, 2020, 08:15:56 PM »
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Depending how you define carpet, there could have been, but forget 60 x 60 miles. :o