The Aviation Archaeology is a controversial subject which roots back to post World War II. The process was a result of British and American military forces excavating the aviation wreck sites of in search of shot down planes etc.

The discipline of archaeology which is associated with the ancient sites involves surveying, excavation and eventually analysis of data collected to learn more about the past. In a broader scope, archaeology relies on cross-disciplinary research.

Over the years worldwide ancient folk literature provides enough evidence of air transportation in the past. Therefore aviation archeology should be studied with a broader perspective and scope.

Civilizations are developed by imagining the future according to the existing or imagined technology. Therefore we could use this concept as a path to empower the thinking and creativity of mankind.

Sri Lankan folk literature is associated with myths related to the unique technology of aviation used in the pre historic age.
Ramayana provides evidence of king Rāvana bringing Sita Devi from India in a “Pushpaka Vimana” which is widely known in Sri Lanka as the “Dandu Monara Yanthranaya”, or Large Peacock Machine in Sinhala. King Ravana is considered as the first king who flew over the world with his aeroplane, Dandumonaraya. Some evidence of Dandumonaraya the aeroplane is found in Rock inscriptions, Jataka Stories and Ola manuscripts. It is believed that he used Mercury as the fuel for the Dandumonaraya.

This image of dandumonaraya is carried from generation to generation through ancient literature.

  • This blog is launched based on my post-graduation research intending to collect the data relates on ancient aviation in south most Asia.

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