Birki Meteorite: Turkey, *1325?

Ibn Batuta. Credit: WikiCommons/LoveOfDubai

According to the Islamic traveller and explorer Ibn Batuta, a meteorite was reported to have fallen near the historical city of Birki in Turkey, some time before 1325.

Here is an account of his meeting with the local King, and the meteorite itself.

[Note that this stone is not considered a meteorite, and does not appear in the Met Bulletin database]

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