India Unboxed: Meet the Meteorites?

Our India Unboxed film series continues with the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences‘ puzzling story of the fiery meteorites which were cold to the touch. 157 years ago the people of Dharamsala in Northwest India watched as three meteorites streaked across the sky and crashed into the ground nearby. Despite witnessing nine-foot flames trailing behind the meteorites, the brave locals… Read full article

Introducing the India Unboxed Video Series

What connects a head-hunter’s trophy, a meteorite, Hercules, a painting of a Hindu temple, an ornate desk, a brass instrument, a tin of tea (unopened), an exotic orchid, a gharial, stacks of home movies and 8,000 lines of Sanskrit manuscript? The answer is India – and Cambridge. Among the many millions of objects held across the University’s eight museums, Botanic… Read full article