King Tut Had a Dagger That Fell From Space

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

It’s unclear where Tutankhamun got his dagger (assuming it wasn’t the Goa’uld), but a paper published recently in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science shows pretty conclusively it’s wrought from meteoritic material. That’s interesting historically – for one thing, it supports many studies showing that iron was used sporadically during the Bronze Age (in this case just a couple of centuries before its end, and the Iron Age proper began in that region) – but how they figured this out is also pretty cool. …

bad_astronomy 2016/06/02 dagger

King Tut's iron meteorite dagger


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