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A Dagger Found in King Tut’s Wrappings Was Forged from a Meteorite | Atlas Obscura

Looks like a good knife. King Tut's dagger was forged from meteorite https://t.co/hVkDtIRs95 pic.twitter.com/hhUJPTFhO2 — Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) June 1, 2016 Ninety-one years ago, Howard Carter, the British archaeologist who found Tutankhamun’s tomb, discovered a dagger on the mummified boy king’s side, clothed in the wrappings that surrounded his body. …

Australia to lure more US construction workers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is hoping to lure more American plumbers, electricians and construction workers to be employed on Outback projects in the burgeoning mining and gas industries by changing how their skills are assessed. Currently U.S. skilled workers can wait in Australia for months before they are issued …

A curse on you Plotius | Past Horizons

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum curates fragments related to five lead curse tablets from ancient Rome. One of these tablets (JHUAM 2011.01) was recently conserved and placed on view, along with the original iron nail (JHUAM 2011.06) associated with it. Objects such as this one are evidence of a common …

Klimt painting looted by Nazis sold for $40M in NY

   NEW YORK (AP) — A 1915 painting by Gustav Klimt that was looted by the Nazis and returned to the owner’s grandson has sold for $40.4 million at auction. The painting, Litzlberg (LIHT’-zehl-behrg) on the Attersee, was returned to 83-year-old Georges (zhorzh) Jorisch by an Austrian museum in July. …