11th century Tibetan statue carved from a meteorite

In a story fit for an Indiana Jones movie, a statue carved by the Bon people of Tibet in the 11th century and excavated by Nazis in the 1930s has been found to be carved from a meteorite that fell to earth between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago.

The statue is a likeness of the Buddist god Vaiƛravana. The statue has a swastika on its chest which may have made it particularly valuable to the Nazis, who were on expedition to discover the roots of Aryanism. [photo]