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King Tut’s dagger is made of meteorite

New analysis carried out on the blade of a dagger found buried with King Tutankhamen has revealed that it was made out of a meteorite. The dagger was found by archeologist Howard Carter in 1925, three years after he discovered King Tut's tomb. The dagger was in the wrapping surrounding the

Meteorite fragment found in Mesolithic home

A fragment of a meteorite has been found in the remains of a Mesolithic home in Poland which dates back 9,000 years. "The meteorite was brought to the shelter as a special object, +not of this world+, which must have been obvious to the contemporary men, knowledgeable of stone raw materials.

Ancient Egyptian artifact made out of a meteorite

An analysis of a 5,000-year-old Egyptian bead has revealed that the artifact was made out of a meteorite. The result, published on 20 May in Meteoritics & Planetary Science1, explains how ancient Egyptians obtained iron millennia before the earliest evidence of iron smelting in the region, solving an enduring mystery. It

Dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 after meteorite impact

New research has found that dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 years after the meteorite impact that was said to have wiped them out. Many palaeontologists believe that all non-avian dinosaurs disappeared almost 66 million years ago - after debris from the meteorite blocked out the sun and caused extreme climate conditions,

Two meteorites, not one, killed off the dinosaurs

A new study is suggesting that two meteorite impacts killed off the dinosaurs, not one. Previously, scientists had identified a huge impact crater in the Gulf of Mexico as the event that spelled doom for the dinosaurs. Now evidence for a second impact in Ukraine has been uncovered. This raises

The world’s best preserved meteorite impact crater

Researchers studying imagery in Google Earth have discovered what may be the world's best-preserved small impact crater in the Sahara desert. The immaculate, 148 ft. wide crater was likely excavated by a fast-moving iron meteorite, a few thousand years ago, scientists said Thursday. Dubbed Kamil, the crater is remarkably

Man set to make $1.6 million from auctioning off meteorite collection

Scottish meteorite hunter Rob Elliott is set to earn a big payday when he auctions off 170 meteorites from his 1,000-strong collection. Each piece has been valued but are 'priced to sell'. Lucky meteorite hunters can snap up a bargain, with prices starting at as little as £50. Alongside the meteorites will