[meteorite-list] Black stone of Paphos
From: Sterling K. Webb <kelly_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Oct 1 16:46:45 2005
Darren Garrison posted a link to a photo
of the Black Stone:
Although it's small, it appears to be the
only photo on the web. It looks very much
like a meteorite, or least, there's nothing
visible in the photo to suggest it isn't.
Sterling K. Webb
Martin Altmann wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> I brought it several times to the attention of the list, check the archives.
> with my temper, it's better not to repeat it :-)
> Nobody tested it, nobody is interested in testing it and nobody is knowing
> why noone of the professionals is interested in testing it.
> The stone of Paphos is the only one of the many possible meteorites of
> classic ancient world, which survived.
> You'll find it on display in the local archeological museum in Kouklia in
> Cyprus for display, a popular sight for tourists.
> Opening hours (opened throughout the whole year), entrance fees, phone
> number - see old mails.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "chris aubeck" <caubeck_at_gmail.com>
> To: <Meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 9:49 PM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Black stone of Paphos
> Does anyone know whether the black stone of Paphos, the stone once
> worshipped as Aphrodite, is truly a meteorite?
> I am looking for a text in the classics describing the fall, but I
> thought I'd ask about it here, first.
Received on Sat 01 Oct 2005 04:46:09 PM PDT