Ancient Buddha statue is "of Outer Space" A German scientist discovered an ancient Buddha statue whose origins were from outer space. However, do not be mistaken when it first made an alien statue. The statue was created humans on Earth, only material used from meteorite material. The statue is made of ataxite, the type of iron meteorite that has a high nickel content. Vaisravana figure is sculpted, god in Buddhism is believed to be the God of War and God of Wealth. "The statue was carved using an iron meteorite, fragments of Chinga meteorite that crashed into the border area between Mongolia and Siberia about 15,000 years ago," said Elmar Buchner from Stuttgart University, Germany. In a paper published in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Buchner and colleagues write geochemical analysis of the "Buddha of Outer Space" which if read very similar to the story in the film Indiana Jones. 9.5 inch tall statue was discovered in 1938 on an expedition which had the support of the Head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, and led by a zoologist, Ernst Schafer, in order to explore Tibet expedition to find the origins or roots of the Aryans. After arriving in Germany, whose statue is also known as "Iron Man" is a private collection. It was not until the year 2009, scientists can study the statue because the statue was later auctioned by the owner. The weight of the statue is known to 23 kilos. The statue was carved not use ordinary materials. Buchner and colleagues wrote that the artist who made this sculpture using meteorites are very hard, and may have known that this material is a special material. "The fall of meteorites have been interpreted as a divine message by diverse cultures since prehistoric times" they wrote. According to Buchner, the statue was probably carved about 1,000 years ago by the culture of Bon, the pre-Buddhist culture in the 11th century. However, until now it is not certain the origin and age of the right statue. "While the first debris was officially discovered in 1913 by a gold prospector, we believe that this is an individual meteorite fragments collected the previous centuries," said Buchner. Although other meteorites are known to worship and inspired by ancient cultures, this statue is quite unique. "This is an illustration of the human figure carved on meteorites, which means we do not have anything to compare this to when we examine the value," said Buchner. "This history can be worth worth 20,000 U.S. dollars. Yet if our estimation is true that he was almost a thousand years, then it could be even more valuable," he said.
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