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Thanks to James D Robinson, author of “The Pseudo-Meteoric Events of the British Isles” and “The Authenticated Meteoric Falls of the British Isles” for inspiration and references contained therein.

Thanks to Richard Kowalski (CSS) for permission to use his image of minor planet 5471 Tunguska.

Thanks to Professor Peter Spargo for permission to include his historical articles on the Hoba meteorite.

Egyptian papyrus image: pixabay/WikiImages