The statue bears 13 pseudo-Tibetan features. Photo: AP

Nazi Tibetan space buddha statue may be fake

The narrative was, perhaps, a little too good to be true. When news broke last month of the so-called "Buddha from space" - a swastika-emblazoned statue, apparently 1,000 years old, that had been carved out of a meteorite and looted by a Nazi ethnologist - the world was enthralled.