King Tut had a dagger made from metal of ‘extraterrestrial origin’

June 2, 2016 4:06 PM

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King Tut had a dagger made from metal of ‘extraterrestrial origin’

King Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, was entombed with a dagger made from metal mined from a meteor, according to a new scientific study.

The iron dagger was discovered within Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, whose famous discovery in Luxor in 1922 prompted a wave of global interest in the history and grandeur of one of the world's oldest civilizations. The young king died at age 19 in the 14th century B.C.

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