In the ancient world, it didn’t get much better than being Pharaoh. Great food, fancy clothes, piles and piles of gold, you could have just about anything you want.
But how about a souvenir from space?
A recent study from Paris’s Pierre and Marie Curie University has shown that a dagger found in king tut’s tomb, along with several other ancient iron tools from around the world, was not made from ordinary metal it has extraterrestrial origins—and was forged from meteorites.
Meaning that even a tiny knife would’ve been worth an arm and a leg.
Lead author Albert Jambon says this space-metal was worth 10 times a much as gold back in the day. And sure, that’s great, but it kind of upends our understanding of history too.
These objects predate the iron age by up to 2000 years. So, our buddy King Tut was way ahead of his time.