The Istanbul Rocket. Is this a replica of an ancient single-seat rocket-ship? Hidden away in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum in Turkey for a quarter of a century, it was excavated at Toprakkale, a city known in ancient times as Tuspa, where the kingdom of Urartu reigned briefly over 2500 years ago. The museum curators decided this small artifact must be a forgery because it differs from the era’s style, and more importantly, it looks like a space capsule.
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