Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


2 June 2016

King Tut’s dagger was ‘made from a meteorite’

CNN, 2/6/2016

New research shows that an iron dagger buried with King Tutankhamun was made from a meteorite. It even suggests the Egyptians knew what they were working with. Archaeologists and historians have been fascinated by King Tut’s mummified remains and the mysterious objects found in his tomb since their discovery in the 1920s. In the past, scientists have claimed that an iron dagger, found along with a gold blade in King Tut’s tomb, may have come from meteorites.
Other ancient Egyptian iron artifacts have also been suspected to be meteoritic, since smelted iron was rarely used. But now, researchers from Italy and the Egyptian Museum have used X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to accurately find out what King Tut’s knife was made of, according to an article published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.



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