The study means that we can finally dismiss the speculations about the dagger and its unusual construction.
Being one of the most famous and controversial pharaohs in Egypt, King Tutankhamun is well known especially for the fact that he took the throne at the age of 9 and ruled until 18 when he is believed to have been killed.
Being several theories about his death, the most plausible says that he was killed by his wife or his successor to take the throne. He is buried in a place that has become extremely popular, in the Valley of the Kings.
Studying one of the daggers of this King Tut, it emerged that it is made of a material that is not naturally found on our planet. The only explanation for the origin of this material could be that it was found in a meteorite. This dagger was found 3 years after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1925.
During the reign of King Tut between 1333 BC and 1324 BC, the understanding of iron metallurgy, or indeed the casting of such objects was very limited. Iron smelting is the extraction of usable metal from oxidized iron ores.
Surprised by a moment, glorious future we could say, the well-known archaeologist Howard Carter realized for a moment that, inside the tomb, well hidden in its cover, there are 2 daggers.
This material was considered by the Egyptians to be ‘iron from heaven’, and because of this, it was probably extracted from the composition of a meteorite that fell on our planet and was later found by the Egyptians.
After analyzing the blade component of this dagger, it was discovered that it is made of an alloy of iron with cobalt and nickel.
The composition of this alloy suggests that the dagger has a non-earthly origin. These details came to light after the dagger was analyzed in the smallest detail using a new technique called spectrometry, a technology that uses X-ray fluorescence.