The Indonesian meteorite which didn’t sell for $1.8m

By Andreas Illmer
BBC News

Publishedduration24 minutes agoimage copyrightJosua Hutagalungimage captionJosua Hutagalung with his precious find

The story made headlines around the world – a meteorite crashes through the roof of an Indonesian villager's home and turns out be worth millions, changing his life forever.

It was suggested that the find was worth $1.8m (£1.36m), making the man an overnight millionaire – and if he wasn't, they debated whether he'd been short-changed selling it to US buyers.

But neither of those things is true. The meteorite is not worth millions, and no-one has been ripped off.

This dream come true is not quite as it first seemed.

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