Did Ancient Egypt had tracking system for meteorite?

The mummy of Sethos I (1394BC-1279BC), Cairo, Egypt, 1905. Stereoscopic card. Detail. From a series called Egypt Through the Stereoscope, text by James H Breasted. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
The mummy of Sethos I (1394BC-1279BC), Cairo, Egypt, 1905. Stereoscopic card. Detail. From a series called Egypt Through the Stereoscope, text by James H Breasted. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

The news about King Tut buried with a dagger made up of meteorite caused a stir among the world news recently. Tutenkhamen was Egyptian King of 18th Dynasty who died young. He is considered to be a reformer of religion, as His father pushed the worship of Anatakhen he reformed it back into worshiping their deity Amun-Ra. Howard Carter unveiled the mummy to the world in the year 1922. It was one of the most historic moment covered by media all over the world in those times. Most precious of treasure came out from his tomb including an iron dagger which was left alone in the Museum. Until recently one tried to check the dagger for its anti-rust properties.

The amount of iron produced in Egypt is questionable. Iron in those days was more precious than gold. When the composition of the dagger was checked iron, nickel and cobalt it matched with those of meteorites. This could be one of the most important discovery because two ways to be able to get an excess to meteorite is either by tracking and identifying (considering those times) or by going into space.

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Experts are saying that they have found meteorites laying on the side of Red Sea and the nearby desert from which the material for molding a knife might have been obtained. So does this mean that ancient Egyptians were farming meteorites for their iron ore or that some of those iron were used as weapon. The most important question is how were they able to track the meteorite? Did people or ‘person’ had an idea about non-rusting properties of meteorite iron in ancient Egypt?

Even if we ignore the fact that extracting gold is a tedious job but obtaining and carving an ancient galactic rock with cobalt and traces of nickel only confuses more than explains. I can see mummified Tutenkhamen smiling back from his bandages upon our puny iron pillars.

We all know what History Channel has been babbling about the ‘ancient astronaut theorists’ would snap his finger and quickly say, “I’ve told you that dozens of times.” So does this mean that the mainstream science no matter how much advances only keeps imaginative gap to be filled by “Ancient Astronaut” theory.

One thing is for sure, the Gods which were worshiped by Egyptians were not only real but had access to goodies from space. Maybe the dagger is like a gesture of alliance? A gift from Space Gods?

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