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King Tut knife made from meteorite

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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 06:19 PM
a reply to: raymundoko

A few years ago I read an article, by a former historian for the Vatican, that based on archeological evidence and the political climate in Judea at the time of the crucifixion, made the case that Longenis was a Jewish sympathizer and the spear was poisoned .
The poison was the same poison used to make zombies, and if used correctly can make somebody appear to be dead.
She also found a mosaic in a 1st century Syrian church, that depicts the events of the crucifixion, and the last panel shows a shrouded body being removed from the tomb, under the light of the moon.
She was excommunicated from the church after she published her work and would not retract it.

posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 07:16 PM
In reply to Gyo01,

I dunno, the Filipinos armed with no armor and only ginuntings (short swords) were able to slaughter american infantry left and right that were armed with pistols. They killed americans soldiers that outweighed them by 80 pounds on average so efficiently using just swords that americans had to invent the .45 caliber round and the 1911pistol just to stop them.

The sword is a fearsome weapon. Especially within 6 foot of a person. Swords are also good at parrying spears. Yeah, spears are more common cause you can get proficient with one very easily consideribg its learning curve is so obtuse. Swords were for officers and better trained soldiers.

Having said all that I'd prefere to have a spear going in if I were in formation and supported by other soldiers, and the sword for when the melee starts.

fact of the matter is if a guy has a pistol and the other has a sword and they are within 10 foot of each other, odds are, unless the pistolier is really good, the dude with the sword is going to literally evicerate the poor guy with the gun.

Also, as cool as it is fir ceremonial purposes (which I support) meteorite forged swords are crappy in usage. Britle, too heavy, hard to keep sharp. God forbid you attempt a florette with one, you'll shatter the sword.

As far as modern battle field usage goes. The philippino recon marines are using swords right now to kill radical terrorists in mindinao in close quarters combat. Us soecial forces are even cross training with them these days because they realise the blade even after thousands of years is still one of the most efficient killing tools there are.
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posted on Jun, 12 2016 @ 03:21 AM
a reply to: UnBreakable

For me this is more evidence that past civilizations were much, much more advanced than the majority of current humanity will ever like to admit.

I have a small piece of Moldavite which is a rare tektite crystal from the Czech area. It was forged when a meteorite hit earth and is known as the extraterrestrial crystal with cosmic energy and connections.

With the third eye, cosmic and extraterrestrial connections the ancient Egyptians are theorised to have, I find it wholly plausible that the knife was made from this 'cosmic' material for the same reasons people today cherish and respect Moldavite.

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