When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon first discovered the chambers of treasures of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, it was a phenomenal event in historical discovery. One remarkable, though tiny, component of that haul was result of a phenomenal event that occurred 28 million years earlier. The impact of this incomprehensively ancient comet that had come hurtling through the cosmos to collide with the Earth, created a component which was subsequently used as the centerpiece of King Tut’s brooch.
H/t reader kevin a.
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