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King Tut knife made from meteorite

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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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So the ancient Egyptians knew meteorites had iron properties that could be forged, a couple of thousand years before anyone else. Pretty neat.


Tutankhamun had a space dagger:
-Blade found beside ancient Egyptian boy king's mummy was made from a METEORITE
-Scientists used x-ray scans to analyse the blade of Tutankhamun's dagger
-It was found inside the boy king's sarcophagus beside his right thigh-
-Study found the iron blade contained high levels of nickel and cobalt Chemical composition matched that of a meteorite found in Maras Matruh




The researchers said: 'the introduction of the new composite term suggests the ancient Egyptians, in the wake of other ancient people of the Mediterranean area, were aware that these rare chunks of iron fell from the sky already in the 13th century BC, anticipating Western culture by more than two millennia.'


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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

A star and flag were not a sufficient thank you for posting this interesting find.

Thank you for posting this


All I can say is - Awesome!


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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

They had some pretty cool forging technology back then. But I wonder if their alien friends (who helped build the pyramids) brought this meteoritic metal from space as a gift to King Tut?..heheh


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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

this is really cool i am in the process of collecting enough meteorites as to forge them into a sword. s and f this is why i keep coming back to ats despite the heavy censorship



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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That is really cool.. Sounds like something out of a marvel movie..



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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originally posted by: DOCHOLIDAZE1
a reply to: UnBreakable

this is really cool i am in the process of collecting enough meteorites as to forge them into a sword. s and f this is why i keep coming back to ats despite the heavy censorship


When you have a civilization that spans nearly 3000 years BEFORE It's even considered 'modern', imagine how many old members of their society just sat and watched the stars go by.
You have to remember, for example Marc Anthony is closer to the invention of the iPhone than he was to the final slab laud down for the last pyramids. They had time.

And they aren't making steel, they are simply make crude iron weapons, in this case not so crude, but if it got wet and not dried off it would rust away, it's lucky it was placed in an extremely dry climate all this time.
Impressive and very decorative, elegant l, etc. But, iron is iron doesn't matter if it came from Pluto, a meteor or human blood. If you got enough of it and know how to Forge simple metals then you can make lots of stuff.
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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

That's incredible. I wonder if anyone actually saw the meteorite crash, and then decided to smelt the blade out of it or if it was just happenstance hmmm



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp

originally posted by: DOCHOLIDAZE1
a reply to: UnBreakable

this is really cool i am in the process of collecting enough meteorites as to forge them into a sword. s and f this is why i keep coming back to ats despite the heavy censorship


When you have a civilization that spans nearly 3000 years BEFORE It's even considered 'modern', imagine how many old members of their society just sat and watched the stars go by.
You have to remember, for example Marc Anthony is closer to the invention of the iPhone than he was to the final slab laud down for the last pyramids. They had time.

And they aren't making steel, they are simply make crude iron weapons, in this case not so crude, but if it got wet and not dried off it would rust away, it's lucky it was placed in an extremely dry climate all this time.
Impressive and very decorative, elegant l, etc. But, iron is iron doesn't matter if it came from Pluto, a meteor or human blood. If you got enough of it and know how to Forge simple metals then you can make lots of stuff.




posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

Or a DC TV show (The Flash).


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posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Still only does 1d4 hit points of damage.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: Urantia1111

+2 vs. outsiders.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: UnBreakable

Still only does 1d4 hit points of damage.


That's the OJ knife.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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Im not sure they actually knew the meteorite fell put of the sky. They probably just went "hey this is a neat rock or chunk of ore. It looks different and it appears rare. Lets make a decorative dagger out of it for the boy king." Thats probably the extent of what they knew about the rock



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

It's amazing how arrogant we as a society can be as far as knowledge and technology, when on many facets they were ahead of us. I mean the things that we do know about. I imagine there are many other works of the ancients that are being hidden from us, Pyramids, the knowledge of the solar system, etc. Nice find!


iTruthSeeker



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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For anyone that's an Avatar cartoon fan. Not the James Cameron Avatar. And not the crappy Avatar the last airbender movie.

In the show Sokka had a sword made from a meteor. Man at Arms Reforged did a recreation of that sword using meteorite. Have a watch.




posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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Some of the Jarvanese make their holy kris knives out of meteorite.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
For anyone that's an Avatar cartoon fan. Not the James Cameron Avatar. And not the crappy Avatar the last airbender movie.

In the show Sokka had a sword made from a meteor. Man at Arms Reforged did a recreation of that sword using meteorite. Have a watch.




I've watched plenty of the Avatar cartoons years past. My kids always had this on, I think on Nick.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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That was freaking awesome! Thanks for sharing!



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: EnigmaAgent
Some of the Jarvanese make their holy kris knives out of meteorite.


Those kris are amazingly made. Youre right the ceremonial ones were made from meteorite. Whats fascinating about the kris is they were often hand made and on some you can literally see the fingerprints of the blacksmith in the steel from when they were shaping the blade.

Would be cool if they made kujangs out of meteorite too.



posted on Jun, 1 2016 @ 11:19 AM
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VERY COOL! S & F, thanks for posting this




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