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While Bronze Age cultures extensively used copper, bronze, gold and other metals, the advent of "iron-smithing" hadn't yet happened. There is no doubt the ancient Egyptians were smart operators when it came to innovation and new ideas.www.washingtonpost.com... =1&wpinl_wv
King Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, was entombed with a dagger made from metal mined from a meteorite, according to a new scientific study. The iron dagger was discovered within Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, whose famous unearthing in Luxor in 1922 prompted a wave of global interest in the history and grandeur of one of the world's oldest civilizations. The young king died at age 19 in the 14th century B.C.