Amazing! There's a good story in this and I hope I get around to writing it someday!
Great find, and yes, this would make for a great McGuffin in a DP story.
Yeah, definitely a story there.
Possibly involving an ancient civilization such as Atlantis, which would be the foundation for all modern languages and society, the Old Ones worshipping cult that is the last remnant of Atlantean society and seeks the idol, the Nazis who want it for supposed supernatural power, and the Allied governments who want it for the same reason.
Well, this was debunked. But it would still make a good story.
That it would.
I'm curious to know who debunked this and how they did it. Was the statue carved from something else, not a meteorite? Or was there never a statue in the first place?
Statue was carved from meteorite, just much, much newer than first thought. Twentieth Century made.