A Nazi expedition back in 1938 has unearthed a 1,000-year-old Buddhist statue. Why all the fuss, you might be wondering? Well, scientists have been able to confirm that the statue was made from a meteorite. The scientists believe this to be the first carved statue from a meteorite.
It is believed that the statue was carved from a piece of the Chinga meteorite that crashed into the Earth somewhere between Mongolia and Siberia around 15,000 years ago. The statue, Iron Man, weighs 10kg and also has a swastika on it. It is believed that the swastika is why the Germans brought the artifact back to Munich.
Due to its rarity and age, the statue is believed to be invaluable.
This is a very exciting discovery, to say the least. Hopefully, the Nazi connection won’t take away from the importance of this find.