Ancient Egypt

Meet King Tut’s dagger, which was found in his tomb and is believed to have been made from iron from a meteor. At the time of King Tut, iron smelting was rare and the iron would have been worth more than gold.

Tutankhamun’s meteoric iron dagger Tutankhamun’s iron dagger blade and ornamental gold sheath Tutankhamun’s iron dagger is an iron dagger originally discovered in 1925 in Tutankhamun’s 14th century BC King’s Valley tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter. The dagger is of meteorite origin. It closely correlates with meteoric composition, including homogeneity. The dagger is currently displayed at …

Meet King Tut’s dagger, which was found in his tomb and is believed to have been made from iron from a meteor. At the time of King Tut, iron smelting was rare and the iron would have been worth more than gold. Read More »

Cats were kept on ships by Ancient Egyptians for pest control and it became a seafaring tradition. It is believed Domestic cats spread throughout much of the world with sailing ships during Age of Discovery(15th through 18th centuries).

Ship’s cat Ship’s cat on HMAS Encounter during World War I Captain A. J. Hailey with his cat on the RMS Empress of Canada, 1920s The ship’s cat has been a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships dating to ancient times. Cats have been carried on ships for many reasons, most importantly …

Cats were kept on ships by Ancient Egyptians for pest control and it became a seafaring tradition. It is believed Domestic cats spread throughout much of the world with sailing ships during Age of Discovery(15th through 18th centuries). Read More »