Buddhist Statue From Beyond

In a set of circumstances that would not be out of place in an Indiana Jones movie, a Buddhist statue that was brought to Germany by a Nazi archaeological team in 1939(!) has turned out to be an actual heavenly body. The representation of Buddhist deity Vaiƛravana was itself apparently carved from a meteorite fragment - probably from a known meteorite that crashed to Earth between 10-20,000 years ago. It's thought that the people who used the meteor were likely aware of it's origins, thinking perhaps that metal from the sky would be a most fitting material with which to honor the subject.

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