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King Tut's dagger was made from a meteorite

Posted at 8:40 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 20:47:32-04

(CNN) - Scientists say the metal used to fashion one of King Tut's daggers may have come from outer space.

A team of Egyptian and Italian researchers say the iron blade was forged from a meteorite.

The ceremonial dagger was found in 1925 and is one of two blades buried with the ancient pharaoh's body.

Its extraterrestrial origins have longed been theorized, but new technology enabled scientists to confirm the theory.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource