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A Brief History of Meteorite Falls

A Brief History of Meteorite Falls

Regine Petersen

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17 x 13 x 2

208 pages

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Andhara, Bihar, India, fell 2. December 1880

This new avatar of Mahadeva has received the name Adbhuta-Nath, »the miraculous or wonderful god« and its fame has spread all over the districts of Tirhut and Champaran. In response to an enquiry on the subject the Officiating Collector of Muzaffarpur has recently replied that there is no possibility of procuring for the museum any portion of this meteorite, as a temple has been built over the place where the stone fell and a mela and fair have been started in connection with the worship of the stone by which means the temple receives a considerable income.

Account by Major General A. Cunningham, Records of the Geological Survey of India Vol. XXXV, 1907: Fermor, Notes on Some Indian Aerolites

Regine Petersen (geboren 1976) lebt und arbeitet in Hamburg. 2009 erhielt sie ihren Master in Photography am Royal College of Art in London. Ihre Arbeiten wurden in Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen international ausgestellt, u.a. im Museum Folkwang in Essen, Rencontres d'Arles in Frankreich und in der Aperture Gallery in New York. Sie ist Stipendiatin des National Media Museum UK, der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen- und Halbach Stiftung und war Artist in Residence am B2 Institute in Oracle, USA.

Regine Petersen (born 1976) is an artist based in Hamburg, Germany who has recently been involved in a long-term photographic investigation into meteorite falls. She received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London (2009). Her work has been presented in various solo and group shows internationally, such as Rencontres d’Arles in France, Museum Folkwang in Essen and Aperture Gallery in New York. She is a recipient of the National Media Museum Bursary UK, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation Grant and was an Artist in Residence at the B2 Institute in Oracle, USA.


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