A new study reveals: Tutankhamun's dagger is made of the2/8/2021, 3:36:21 PM
A new study reveals: Tutankhamun's dagger is made of the space meteorite Researcher Gambon tested ancient iron daggers, such as the golden dagger of King Tutankhamun in Egypt, and some iron axes and pieces of jewelry from the ancient Near East and China using X-rays to determine the type of metals used in their manufacture. Last year, a scientific study determined that the dagger of the little pharaoh Tutankhamun is made of iron, as it contains approximately 11% of nickel and traces of cobalt: a characteristic of iron found outside the earth, and as a result of this, the artifacts contained high levels of nickel or cobalt. . In contrast, molten iron from terrestrial iron ores, which are extracted from the outer crust of our planet, contains less than 1% of nickel or cobalt, which is much lower than levels found in iron-rich space rocks. Gambon's research showed that the iron in the artifacts tested came from meteorites, not from ground magmas, which indicate that iron meteorites are the only source for this mineral, and among the artifacts that Jambon conducted his research on, an ax from the coast of northern Syria returns It is dated to 1400 BC, and the dagger is from Alaka in Turkey dated to 2500 BC, and three iron bodies from the tomb of Tutankhamun date back to 1350 BC. During his research, Gambon confirmed that he had not found any evidence that molten iron was known until the dawn of the Iron Age in the Near East since about 1200 BC, indicating that the oldest known furnace for smelting iron ore in Jordan dates back to 930 BC.