King Tut's dagger fashioned from meteorite, discover researchers

An exciting discovery sheds light on the extraterrestrial origins of King Tut's famous dagger.

Pharaoh Tutankhamun, the boy king who ruled Egypt around 1332-1323 BC, has known his share of fame in a world thousands of years after his life. And the fame is sure to grow as an exciting new discovery set the international media on fire. A team of Egyptian and Italian researchers just published a paper showing that King Tut's beautiful dagger, already an object of admiration and mystery, turns out to have been made from a meteorite. Yes, he had a space dagger.

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