King Tutankhamun Buried With Dagger Made of Meteorite

Posted by on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun was buried with a dagger made from a meteorite according to scientists.

Archeologists from Italy and Egypt analyzed the iron blade of the weapon that was buried with King Tutankhamun using an X-ray scanning technique. The research was published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

The group says that the dagger was hammered from iron from a meteorite, 600 years before iron smelting developed in Egypt.

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