(ORDO NEWS) — The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered back in 1922, but it still surprises. For example, recent research has shown that the pharaoh’s dagger is made of extraterrestrial metal.
Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Milan, the University of Pisa and the University of Cairo used X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to determine the composition of Tutankhamen’s knife without damaging the item itself.
Blade steel has a high percentage of nickel and contains trace impurities of cobalt, phosphorus and other substances.
This suggests that the very material from which the artifact was forged is of extraterrestrial origin. This is the composition of meteorite fragments found nearby. Researcher Daniela Comery told Discovery:
“Fragments of this meteorite were discovered in 2000 on a limestone plateau 241 km west of Alexandria.”
In ancient Egypt, items made from meteorites were considered incredibly valuable. And it’s not just the knife blades made from unusual materials in Tutankhamun’s tomb.
The pharaoh was also found wearing a fused quartz scarab necklace created from another meteorite that fell in the Libyan desert.
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