King Tut’s dagger was made from a meteorite

Tutankhamun, the boy king of ancient Egypt who died at 18 and later exploded inside his own sarcophagus (, apparently owned—and was buried with—a literal space dagger made from meteoric iron. Researchers from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo used a X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to determine the composition of the knifeContinue reading “King Tut’s dagger was made from a meteorite”