A boulder lying in front of the Lake House, a mansion in Wiltshire, England for80 years. Its existence is not ignored altogether. Until one day unfolds, the rock is a meteorite weighing 90 kilograms, with a length of 0.5 meters. The largest ever found in Britain.
Professor Colin Pillinger said he was aware of the amazing history of the meteorite when he saw a photograph containedin County Life magazine.
“The rock was at Lake House before the Baileys family. Backtrack to the 19th century,we believe he excavated by Edward Duke, whose family livedin the house for 11 generations. Duke is an archaeologist and has excavated many objects at his estate, “he said.
Precious stones only realized its existence in 1991 when the previous owner of Lake House, Bailey’s family decided to sell their property to the musician Sting.
They then took the specimens, which they dubbed “the meteorite belongs to grandparents” who allegedly might be gathered from a trip abroad, to the Museum of Natural History.
Initially, experts suspect, escaped from the space rock that pierced through the atmosphere and into Earth about 32,000 years ago in other parts of the world, before being brought to the UK.
Pillinger findings refute that notion. He claims to have found photographic evidence of the existence of the rock around the stairs to the house before the Bailey family lived there. He believes that rock landed in Salisbury, straight from the sky.
“He fell at 30,000 BC. He may fallto the ice, which preserves.” He added that the meteorite was allegedly found Neolithic people who built Stonehenge and hundreds of ancient tombs across Salisbury Plain.
“They then buried back in the lime, which preserves back. Because meteorites tend not tolast long in the British climate.”
Similarly, Director of the Museum, Adrian Green said the meteorite was large in size. “It took four people to lift it, it’s definitely not easy. Logically, it can not be transported from abroad have the expense and effort desperately. Stones are from England,” he said.
The meteorite is now on loan tothe museum by the Bailey family in the long run, and will be on display until 22 September 2012.
Source: Daily Mail, eh