One day in 1621 during the reign of the Emperor Jehangir, a noise like thunder was heard in a village near Jalandhar. Later, some villagers reported seeing a light falling from the sky. A government official named Muhammad Said rushed to the spot where the object was thought to have fallen and found the earth there scorched. A mass of hot iron weighing about 150 tolas was recovered from the area. Jehangir was fascinated by the rock that had fallen from heaven and ordered that a knife, a dagger and a sword be fashioned from the iron. Meteorites fall into two broad categories - stony meteorites composed mainly of silicates, and iron meteorites made up mostly of iron. Iron from meteorites has been used since ancient times, but until the early part of the nineteenth century scientists refused to believe that rocks could fall from the sky.