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The flight of Etana

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Historians have unearthed stories in cuneiform writing of man’s attempts to fly. Some of these inscriptions date back more than five thousand years, to 3500 B.C. Perhaps the most famous of these stories is the ancient Babylonian tale of the shepherd boy, Etana, who rode on the back of an eagle.

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The Story of American Aviation
By James G. Ray
Published in 1946
Available from gutenberg.org
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