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Old 4th May 2005, 01:38 AM   #128
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Originally Posted by marto suwignyo
In summary, the evidence provided by analysis of actual keris, by Javanese literary sources, and by historical European reports of Javanese material culture all point towards there being no connection between the keris and meteoritic material prior to the 19th century.

Thank you marto for your insight. I too have not been able to find meteoritic references before the use of the Prambanan meteorite in keris making, and I am of the opinion that the cosmic connection (and union of the cosmic and earthly) was probably made at that time (in 1797). I have only hearsay to trace the use of meteoritic iron before that time, but I have not seen any objective evidence to prove it as a fact. But I am certainly open to it. Thank you again.
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