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Knight bike

Added Mon, 24/04/2017

Since 2009, the information appears on the knights ' bikes of the 12th century. She was found not only in articles and blogs, but also on television (for example, on the channel REN-TV in the program "Military secret" - two of the ether, from 26.03.2012 g and from 31.03.2012)

Not spared this information and popular magazines aimed at a wide readership:

In all these sources tells that archaeologists from the University of Bristol, conducting excavations on the site of château Gaillard (France), made a sensational discovery. At a depth of two and a half meters was discovered a complex of iron objects, formed the protective armour of the warrior, surprisingly reminiscent of the shape of the bike.

The archaeologist at work

Next archaeologists uncovered a second burial - a well-preserved skeleton of a horse. In the excavations were also found coins of the denier, tournoi (FR. denier tournois – tours denier) - French type of denarius, minted by Philip II Augustus (1180-1223), and coins coinage of the Duchy of Aquitaine with the name Richard, which suggests that the armor related to the period of the reign of Richard I the Lionheart (1189-1199гг.).

Here is an excerpt from one such article:

In 2008, scientists from Bristol University led by Professor John Williams , doctor of archeology, was able to negotiate with the French government on the resumption of excavations at the castle Gaillard in France. The burial was found was unique and attracted the attention of specialists from different countries: archaeologists, historians and even engineers....

What was the astonishment of the archaeologists, when carefully extracted fragments have been cleared from centuries-old layers of soil and to consider in more detail. Without a doubt, it was the parts had lain in the earth almost 900 years, knight's bike!

It was also interesting to understand the production technology of each element of this knight-sepeda.
Frame as easy as possible and has a cloisonné structure, like an airplane wing: steel rods running along the frame attached to the transverse horseshoe-shaped plates. Outside the frame is sheathed with elements of knight's armor, in particular, used the Bracers (Bracer) and shoulders (Pauldron) held together round rivets. Front fork and rear part of the frame is one-piece and sheathed on the outside (Greav) greaves. Handlebar stem and the handlebar made from sword handles. Part of the blades of the swords (probably worn out on the battlefields) were used as rigid profiles to enhance the strength of the structure. The saddle was fastened using eight forged metal arcs that served as shock absorbers while riding. In finishing the saddle used leather and cloth, the remains of which were found during excavations. On the frame as the water tank was fixed to the horn with a metal lid.

Deserve special attention the wheel of this wonderful bike. To reduce the shaking while driving on the metal rim wound horsehair, then wrapped in a circle with tapes of rough skin, and only after that the wheel was mounted massive with engraved design iron spokes and outside rim trimmed with metal plates that move relative to each other in the process of rolling. Wheel securely protected "casing-wings" made from parts of cuirasses and plate gloves.

As the source indicate the article sandy Collins (Sandy Collins) from the magazine "Scientific Archavelogy" (№ 5, 2009) translated by Boris Indrikov.

The details of the alleged bike

It is assumed that later on different canvases of the time were also found images of bicycles, though a slightly different view.

Indeed, a surprising discovery, because only in 1817 a German Professor, Baron Karl von Just of Karlsruhe created the first two-wheeled scooter, which he called the "running machine" (Laufmaschine). And the first bike similar to that used today, was made in 1884 by British inventor John Kemp. Do the Bicycle was invented in the seven centuries before? Let's face it.

Of course, a picture of an archaeologist at work raises doubts about the authenticity, but first we need to find a journal article that is referenced most of the sources and the translator. But find her we did not - neither the article nor the magazine. Primarily, this happened because in the name of the magazine "Scientific Archavelogy" a mistake was made. Instead of "Archaeology" was written "Archavelogy", and such a journal does not exist, though its name reminds the name and present scientific publications.

As it turned out, "the translator" deliberately misrepresented the title of the journal. Boris Indrikov, "translation" this article is an artist. Born in 1967 in Leningrad, lives and works in Moscow. From 1991 to 1997 was engaged in book graphic art and worked as an Illustrator in popular science magazine "Chemistry and Life". Since 1998 member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and International Federation of artists to UNESCO. Currently engaged in painting, graphic design and small forms of plastics. The main direction of art - fantastic realism. The paintings of Boris Indrikov differ a quirky mix of art Nouveau, surrealism and fantastic realism.

As you've probably guessed, all these "bike" was done by Boris Indrikov. They were made in the framework of the project "VELIKIE VELIKI", organized with the support of the Museum center of RSUH and with the participation of honorary graduates of the University of Gabrovo Yuri and Oleg Kornysheva. Each of these bikes is named after some historical person or artist. This he describes in detail not only in interviews but also in his blog.

For example, here is an excerpt of the article "STRIKE VELIKAMI FOR FRAUD!" from the newspaper AUDIENCE NO. 70 (JUNE) for the authorship of George Kutyreva:

The opening of the exhibition Boris Indrikov was held on may 17 in the Museum center of RSUH. Day is chosen not casually: on may 17, 1991, the musician Sergei Kuryokhin in the Leningrad television program "Fifth wheel" outlined the story-a hoax about Vladimir Lenin, which is due to the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms he became the representative of this Kingdom. Witty examples and quotes were skillfully tailored in absurdist theory "Lenin - mushroom", with all the shocking sounded very plausible.

"Velikie Veliki" is a project of shocking the viewer, forcing to doubt the truth of his knowledge about the history of the simple invention of the Bicycle. Leonardo da Vinci, or his pupil Gian Giacomo Caprotti, a serf Artamonov, or the knights of the "Sun and moon" - who was the inventor of two-wheeled miracle?

The exhibition is not only immersed in the world of aesthetics of the late middle ages, but also raises the problem of demarcating the fields of science and pseudoscience: whether to blindly believe the theories and discoveries, some of which are shown in the media, where the main method is the peremptory judgment, giving the appearance of authenticity anything. "Velikie Veliki" are original artistic response to this question.

Exactly one year after the launch of the project Boris Indrikov published in his blog detailed information about the incident. According to him, the original "article translation" and wondered how "weighty cobblestones in the garden, plowed and unawarely authors of any pseudo-scientific paper, which is bursting shelves of our bookstores".

Though Boris Indrikov in 2010 he publicly confessed to the hoax, we have information about the bikes the knights were also from 2016. First of all, it sets "the Most conclusive proof of time travel", similar videos and articles. They are often arguments about conspiracy theories, which assume that someone and for some reason, hiding information about such invention for seven centuries, or about the mysterious mechanics of the twentieth or twenty-first century, it is unknown how caught in the past. These "findings" even associated with the aliens gave the ancient knights technology velosipedisty during one of his visits to Earth.

Probably the spread of this history, in large measure, contributed to the publication in respected journals such as "Chemistry and Life" (№ 9, 2009):

This article at the request of Boris Indrikov released his friends, working in the magazine, and it's sad. It is clear that man must have a head on your shoulders and think independently. The message of the artist is quite clear and correct, however, in the modern amount of information for the average person to focus pretty hard. And it is not surprising that there were people who believed comic article in a reputable journal, people who did not notice the error in the title. Moreover, many of those who have believed in this story and not seen the original article by reading only its references to other resources. A year after the publication of was no rebuttal from the author, and the true information was nowhere to find, only had to believe his own suspicions that "something stinks here".

We decided to focus on this old news again to remind people that bikes of the 12th century - it's just a joke of the artist; that there are forgers, who are not yet admitted (and perhaps not ever confess); and that even respected publications can publish deception under the guise of popular scientific articles.

Translated by «Yandex.Translator»

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