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All Things Iron from the Bronze Age Had Cosmic Origins

Looks like King Tut's space dagger wasn't so special after all. The legendary Egyptian pharaoh was found last year to have been buried with a dagger forged from a meteorite, a truly cosmic artifact fit for a king. Well, as it turns out, pretty much everything made of iron from that period came from fallen space rocks, taking the "wow" factor down a few notches. That's not to say that arti
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