One of the most sensational moments of the 20th century occurred in 1922, when the tomb of the most mysterious pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Tutankhamun was discovered. The discovery gave rise to many secrets and legends, one of which was focused on the dagger of ancient rulers. It was alleged that his ceremonial weapons were not from this Earth.
After more than 90 years of research, recently published in the journal Meteoritics & amp; Planetary Science, argue that the dagger of Tutankhamun really was from another world: he, it turns out, is forged from the iron of a meteorite.
After a careful analysis of the blade of the daggers, scientists succeeded in discovering the celestial rock, of whose iron it was made. Known as the Kharga meteorite, it was discovered in 2000 near the city of Alexandria.
The meaning of this discovery is truly incredible: it shows that the ancient Egyptians mastered the art of making things from iron long before the Iron Age. It also indicates that their civilization, which flourished in the 13th century BC, knew that some materials literally fall from the sky. In this respect, they were 2000 years ahead of Western science in their understanding of the cosmos.
It seems that the ancient Egyptians must have seen something unusual falling from the sky, and they set off on foot in the direction of this miracle. Now we can finally understand the mysterious phrase seen in the Egyptian hieroglyphs of the period: the iron of the sky.
Nearly 3,500 years after this event, science discovered something truly astounding: the origin of the ancient artifact can be found in the vast black ocean of stars above us.
Source: iflscience, brightside.me
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