This New Discovery About King Tut Proves He Was Out Of This World
The young pharaoh was almost literally out of this world.
King Tut, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt from the time he was just nine years old until his death at 18, has always been a fascinating fixture in history. Ever since his tomb was found almost completely in tact in the '20s, people have been completely enamored with young king. The newest discovery from that vault is sure to just make him even more interesting to people.
King Tut ruled Egypt from 1332 to 1323 BC, when he died at the age of 18. His tomb was discovered in 1922 in almost perfect condition, leading to almost 100 years of fascination with him.
Well three years after the tomb was discovered in 1925, this dagger was found in the tomb. Well now, 90 years later, we know the dagger was actually made from a meteorite.
The dagger was analyzed at the Polytechnic University of Milan and was found to contain 10 percent nickel and .6 percent cobalt, which is incredibly similar to that of metallic meteorites.
The dagger is also special because it dates back to the 14th century BC, even though iron smelting wasn't thought to have come to Egypt until the 8th century BC.
If anything, I think this just proves that King Tut was *definitely* a comic book villain...
Just like Vandal Savage, who gained immortality in Ancient Egypt from a meteorite...hmm...how convenient.