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Meteorite Mask, Botswana

From series “Most Curious Artifacts of Extraterrestrial Origin”
The fact that the meteorites of the different shapes and sizes regularly fall on the earth has long been no longer astonishing. At the same time, not all meteorites are known worldwide. The meteorite of the unusual form, which reminds of the ancient mask, was found in the Kalahari desert by one of the locals.

Meteorite Mask, Botswana At first sight, one can hardly guess that the unusual find is the meteorite. It has the whimsical symmetrical shape of the mask with slits for eyes and nose. The high aesthetic value of the meteorite has made it the most valuable artefact of the world. It must be noted that the iron meteorites with openings are not rare. The reason for this is the ordinary erosion.

Some collectors of the meteorites and the researchers believe that 'the mask' is an imprint of the face of the human-like being who has landed in the middle of the desert for unknown reasons. The 'relative' of the unusual iron meteorite is another meteorite with the openings - 'the devil', discovered on the territory of the state of Arizona. His outlines recall the imprint of the head of the unknown being with striking facial features. Next - Corrugated Sphere


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