Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space – Yahoo! News

Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space – Yahoo! News.

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Nazi acquired Buddhist statue came from Space.

Very interesting stuff.

It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones’ plots, but German researchers say a heavy Buddha statue brought to Europe by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite that likely fell 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolia border.

This space Buddha, also known as “iron man” to the researchers, is of unknown age, though the best estimates date the statue to sometime between the eighth and 10th centuries. The carving depicts a man, probably a Buddhist god, perched with his legs tucked in, holding something in his left hand. On his chest is a Buddhist swastika, a symbol of luck that was later co-opted by theNazi party of Germany.
“One can speculate whether the swastika symbol on the statue was a potential motivation to displace the ‘iron man’ meteorite artifact toGermany,” the researchers wrote online Sept. 14 in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.
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