In fact, Jones took sand, when he should have added it. The statue fits easily in one hand. I suppose it had a volume of about 1 liter. That would put your weight at about 19 kg, or about 42 pounds.
In the movie In Search of the Lost Ark, the idol is depicted resting in an ancient abandoned temple in South America. The fertility idol of Chachapoyan, more commonly known as the golden idol, is a fictional artifact that appears in the opening sequence of the 1981 film In Search of the Lost Ark, the first installment in the Indiana Jones franchise created by George Lucas (films directed by Steven Spielberg). Jones had heard of the idol when a score of supposedly Chachapoyan gold figures began to appear in the antiques market. So, unless the statue is hollow, the sand will weigh much less than the golden statue and Indiana Jones is doomed to fail.
The two want to use the idol to unite the Amazon tribes and interrupt wartime rubber production in South America, in addition to luring Jones to death. Based on the film and the Indiana Jones comics, the idol was wrongly attributed to the Chachapoyan tribe in Peru, South America, although the specimen of which it was modeled is carved in green stone, attributed to the Aztec culture, and is currently on display in the Dumbarton collections in Washington, D. Suppose that Indiana manages to release the Oaks idol and return with him to his laboratory. His sculptural style was very different from that of the Golden Idol, as shown by the sarcophagi of Carajía.
However, they are also looking for the idol Xomec, a descendant of the Chachapoyanos, and Ilsa Toht, sister of Gestapo agent Arnold Toht. However, lead has a density very similar to that of gold, so if the teacher has access to a few samples of lead, this could help students physically understand how heavy small amounts of a dense substance can be. It is the first relic that the public sees the protagonist Indiana Jones acquire, establishing him as a treasure hunter. The idol of cinematographic props was based on the real figure of Dumbarton Oaks who was born in the pre-Columbian collection of Dumbarton Oaks.
If the calculated density matches the known density of gold, then the statue is made of pure gold. Finally, it's worth noting that one explanation for what's happening in the video is that the golden statue is hollow, so the teacher may want to add as an assumption that the statue is made of solid gold.