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Hi Steve ,

I posted this last night in off topic , thought it was pretty strange. Makes you wonder how they knew to walk around and only gather meteorites for the statue... Also made me wonder how much of the smithsonian artifacts are possibly misidentified... especially the ones that have been on display for many years. might me more of these around.

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Lewis- I didn't see it already posted. But that is really odd. Wouldn't be surprised if there's another installment of the Indiana Jones series. :rolleyes: This one involving him finding this very statute and exploring the origins of the swastika while being pursued by nazi agents.. :rolleyes: Hope Harrison Ford doesn't read this and take credit for it.... :rolleyes:

Steve

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Makes you wonder how they knew to walk around and only gather meteorites for the statue...

They didn't gather a bunch of meteorites, it was carved out of 1 solid hunk of Chinga iron ataxite. A big piece of iron like that would have been quite an unusual find way back then. Straght out of Indiana Jones!

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The article states that they also made jewelry and daggers out of these meteorites. Apparently these stood out from all the other rocks a thousand years ago . Makes you wonder how many other items are out there made from this ataxite material.

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Yes ,

and the most abundant ore on earth is still a super commodity...

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The people of ancient history were no dummies.

They were every bit as smart as we are, they just had dif priorities.

If it wasn't for them and their discoveries, where would we be now? :idunno:

Prob pickin' our nose with a pine needle. :arrowheadsmiley:

So much of what was known has been lost. :cry2:

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The people of ancient history were no dummies.

They were every bit as smart as we are, they just had dif priorities.

If it wasn't for them and their discoveries, where would we be now? :idunno:

Prob pickin' our nose with a pine needle. :arrowheadsmiley:

So much of what was known has been lost. :cry2:

I would love to have been able to browse the Library of Alexandria... In English of course...

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