An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite.
Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel. They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago. The findings appear in the Journal, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. The 24cm (9-inch) tall statue is 10kg (22lb) and is called the Iron Man.
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This skull is from a Chinese water deer. These herbivores are found in east-central China, and in Korea. They weigh between 20-31 pounds, and feed on reeds, grasses, and vegetables. The large canine teeth are used are used by males during the rut, and for defense against predators. The canine teeth on females are much smaller.