Man’s first attempts at flight

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This was a late addition, admittedly being added only near when it occurred. Near Florence, Italy is the old Etruscan mining town of Fiesole. Visitors can walk further up the hillside to a point that is approximately 2,000 feet above the Florence valley, and is the exact location where Leonardo di Vinci (and his guinea pig) first attempted flight with his flying machine between 1504-1508.

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