This Week in the Ancient Near East

The Mystery of King Tut’s Sky Iron Knife, or, How Much Would You Pay for a Knife Like This?

July 26, 2022

A new analysis has shown King Tut’s knife was made of sky iron, that’s right, iron from the sky, you know, like from a meteor, the kind from outer space. What’s so special about iron anyway and what’s the deal with diplomacy and gift giving in the Late Bronze Age? And why are we talking about bellbottoms and personal computers?