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Baetylus are sacred stones that were supposedly endowed with life. According to ancient sources, these objects of worship were meteorites, which were dedicated to the gods or revered as symbols of the gods themselves.

Black Stone

The Black Stone is a rock set into the eastern corner of the Kaaba, the ancient building in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is revered by Muslims as an Islamic relic which, according to Muslim tradition, dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. The stone was venerated at the Kaaba in pre-Islamic pagan times. According to Islamic tradition, it was set intact into the Kaabas wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 605 CE, five years before his first revelation. Since then it has been broken into fragments and is now cemented into a silver frame in the side of the Kaa ...

Iron Man (Buddhist statue)

The Iron Man statue is a 24 centimetres, 10 kilograms sculpture depicting what could be the Buddhist deity Vaisravana that may be made from a rare ataxite class nickel-rich iron meteorite. It is claimed to be Tibetan and to have been carved circa 1000 CE, from a meteorite that fell to Earth approximately 15.000 years ago, although no evidence for this claim has been provided. Albeit claims that the statue may have been acquired by the 1938–1939 German expedition to Tibet, evidence of the statues provenance has not been presented to date. The statue was kept in a private collection in Germa ...

Peekskill meteorite

The Peekskill meteorite is among the most historic meteorite events on record. Sixteen separate video recordings document the meteorite burning through the Earths atmosphere, whereupon it struck a parked car in Peekskill, New York. Peekskill is an H6 monomict breccia; its filigreed texture is the result of the shocking and heating following the impact of two asteroids in outer space. The meteorite is of the stony variety and approximately 20% of its mass is tiny flakes of nickel-iron. When it struck Earth, the meteorite weighed 26 pounds and measured one foot in diameter. The Peekskill met ...

Rieskrater Museum

The Rieskrater Museum, sometimes known in English as the Ries Crater Museum, focuses on meteors and their collisions with Earth. The museum is housed in a 16th-century barn in Nordlingen, Germany which was part of the medieval citys center. The area Nordlinger Ries is the location of a meteors impact with Earth c. 15 million years ago. This might have been a double impact, as the Steinheim crater is nearby and has the same estimated age. The Ries Crater has been recognized as an impact crater since the early 1960s. The museums collection includes a genuine moon rock from Apollo 16 on loan ...


ⓘ Meteorites in culture

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  • striking appearance, it is among the most famous meteorites In 2005, the CTGRC sued to have the meteorite returned to their control, ultimately reaching
  • 59, 200 well - documented meteorite finds. Meteorites have traditionally been divided into three broad categories: stony meteorites that are rocks, mainly
  • Iron meteorites also known as siderites, or ferrous meteorites are a type of meteorites that consist overwhelmingly of an iron nickel alloy known as
  • Cape York meteorite also known as the Innaanganeq meteorite is one of the largest known iron meteorites classified as a medium octahedrite in chemical
  • Scientists study 53 tiny meteorites from Russian fireball Astro Bob. 18 February 2013. Digging for Chebarkul meteorites in the snow, new pix plus an
  • Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia located in the locality of Ghan. Henbury craters are
  • sky - iron are tektites and meteorites which are often high in iron content, refer iron meteorite The usage of meteoric iron is common in the history of ferrous
  • Finds in Gerzeh tomb 67 Digital Egypt for Universities. Retrieved 2008 - 03 - 22. Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. The use of meteorites by the
  • Museum. Retrieved 17 April 2011. Burke, John G. 1986 Cosmic debris: Meteorites in history. University of California Press. pp. 102 103. ISBN 0 - 520 - 05651 - 5
  • statue s composition has said, If we are right that it was made in the Bon culture in the eleventh century, it is absolutely priceless and absolutely
  • посланца Космоса. Центр Азии in Russian 2012 45 Farmer, Michael. Chinga Meteorites for Sale. Michael Farmer Meteorites Retrieved 24 December 2012