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Discovered by a Nazi expedition in 1936, the incredible 1,000 year old Buddhist statue made from a METEORITE

  • Researchers astonished to find priceless stature was made from rare meteorite
  • 24cm tall, 10kg statue portrays the god Vaisravana
By Mark Prigg
PUBLISHED:19:14, 26 September 2012| UPDATED:19:30, 26 September 2012In a discovery that sounds uncannily like the plot of an Indiana Jones film, researchers have discovered that a 1,000 year old buddhist statue found by a Nazi expedition in 1938 is made from a meteorite.
The findings, published in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science, reveal the priceless statue to be a rare ataxite class of meteorite.
The statue, known as the Iron Man, weighs 10kg and is around 24cm tall.


The Buddhist statue first found by a Nazi expedition in 1938. New analysis has found it is made from a meteorite.


THE IRON MAN


The statue is is believed to represent a stylistic hybrid between the Buddhist and pre-Buddhist Bon culture that portrays the god Vaisravana, the Buddhist King of the North, also known as Jambhala in Tibet.


'The statue was chiseled from a fragment of the Chinga meteorite which crashed into the border areas between Mongolia and Siberia about 15,000 years ago,' said Dr Elmar Buchner from Stuttgart University, who made the discovery.

'While the first debris was officially discovered in 1913 by gold prospectors, we believe that this individual meteorite fragment was collected many centuries before.'
The team was able to classify it as an ataxite, a rare class of iron meteorite with high contents of nickel.
The largest-ever known meteorite, the Hoba meteorite of Namibia, is an ataxite meteorite that may weigh more than 60 tons.

The statue, known as the Iron Man, weighs 10kg and is believed to represent a stylistic hybrid between the Buddhist and pre-Buddhist Bon culture that portrays the god Vaisravana, the Buddhist King of the North, also known as Jambhala in Tibet.

It was discovered in 1938 by an expedition of German scientists led by renowned zoologist Ernst Schäfer.
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The expedition was supported by Nazi SS Chief Heinrich Himmler and the entire expeditionary team were believed to have been SS members.
Schäfer would later claim that he accepted SS support to advance his scientific research into the wildlife and anthropology of Tibet.

However, historians believe Himmler's support may have been based on his belief that the origins of the Aryan race could be found in Tibet.
THE CHINGA METEORITE


The statue is believed to have been chiseled from a fragment of the Chinga meteorite which crashed into the border areas between Mongolia and Siberia about 15,000 years ago.

The Chinga meteorite field holds at least 250 meteorite fragments.
Fragments are common, and are often sold among collectors.



It is unknown how the statue was discovered, but it is believed that the large swastika carved into the centre of the figure may have encouraged the team to take it back to Germany.

Once it arrived in Munich it became part of a private collection and only became available for study following an auction in 2007.
Meteorites inspired worship from many ancient cultures ranging from the Inuit's of Greenland to the aborigines of Australia.

Even today one of the most famous worship sites in the world, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is based upon the Black Stone, believed to be a stony meteorite.

Dr Buchner's team believe the Iron Man originated from the Bon culture of the 11th Century.

"The Iron Man statue is the only known illustration of a human figure to be carved into a meteorite, which means we have nothing to compare it to when assessing value," said Dr Buchner.

'Its origins alone may value it at $20,000; however, if our estimation of its age is correct and it is nearly a thousand years old it could be invaluable.'


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