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King Tut was buried with a dagger made of an iron that literally came from space, says a new study into the composition of the iron blade from the sarcophagus of the boy king.
Nearly a century after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, archaeologists are once again crowding into the crypt of the boy pharaoh.
Recent scans of the tomb reveal that it might have yet another secret within its walls—hidden chambers, including one which might have been the final resting place for Queen Nefertiti.
The Child King
He was only 8 or 9 years old when he began his rule of Egypt, according to historians. Because of his youth, much of the decision-making was made by a pair of senior advisers, likely to have been Ay, the father of Nefertiti, and Horemheb, an army commander.