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(The Drive)   King Tut's "mysterious black dagger" was made of meteoric iron, which is totally something someone born in Arizona would find worth moving to Babylonia for   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2020-09-09 3:37:49 PM  
Well I saw King Tut in the headline and was all set to make a joke but Subby beat me to it like I was Subby's bald headed stepchild that Subby caught stealing
 
2020-09-09 4:13:44 PM  
They made a meteorite sword on Savage Builds. It was a pretty neat episode.
 
2020-09-09 4:20:50 PM  
Sokka's Meteor Sword (Avatar: The Last Airbender) - MAN AT ARMS
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SPACE SWORD
 
2020-09-09 4:20:59 PM  
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2020-09-09 4:21:18 PM  
Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.
 
2020-09-09 4:22:30 PM  

spongeboob: Well I saw King Tut in the headline and was all set to make a joke but Subby beat me to it like I was Subby's bald headed stepchild that Subby caught stealing


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2020-09-09 4:22:57 PM  
That would be worth at least 50USD on Pawn Stars.
 
2020-09-09 4:22:59 PM  
Wasn't this tested and verified a few years ago?  I'd love to see the scans of the grains.
 
2020-09-09 4:23:24 PM  
Didn't they know this like 10 years ago?
 
2020-09-09 4:23:32 PM  

dothemath: Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.


He was a teen-ager when he died.  And was ruthlessly controlled by his advisors before that.  He may have been a complete putz, but he wasn't Simon Legree in a miniskirt.  Chill, dude.
 
2020-09-09 4:25:08 PM  
Okay not ten years ago. Story is from 2016 though. In internet years that's older than King Tut
 
2020-09-09 4:25:23 PM  

phalamir: dothemath: Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.

He was a teen-ager when he died.  And was ruthlessly controlled by his advisors before that.  He may have been a complete putz, but he wasn't Simon Legree in a miniskirt.  Chill, dude.


Zero tolerance.  CANCELLED!
 
2020-09-09 4:25:59 PM  
Side note:  We have to pull down the Pyramids.
 
2020-09-09 4:28:39 PM  
He gave his life for tourism.
 
2020-09-09 4:29:29 PM  
Some people are saying that subby's Mom is an expert when it comes to mysterious black daggers.
 
2020-09-09 4:33:50 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: That would be worth at least 50USD on Pawn Stars.


I don't know, I better call in my buddy who's an expert in King Tut's space knives.
 
2020-09-09 4:33:54 PM  

phalamir: Chill, dude.


I will not chill.
 
2020-09-09 4:34:00 PM  

Warthog: Some people are saying that subby's Mom is an expert when it comes to mysterious black daggers.


Daggers?  It was black broadswords.
 
2020-09-09 4:34:13 PM  
Proof spacemen assisted in the building of the pyramids.
The artwork explanations of "how to" are obviously fake news to throw us off the trail.
 
2020-09-09 4:36:06 PM  

abhorrent1: Didn't they know this like 10 years ago?


Every couple of months, someone finds some rather anodyne article on something related to Egypt.  Then they go on and on about how "Nobody knew" and "the Egyptians had supercomputers and magic fairy butt-plugs".  And they get column inches or page clicks because people are convinced that the Egyptians are somehow this perfect culture that must be perfect in every particular.  If a historian or archeologist goes "Well, actually" they get shouted down with "People continue to discuss...", meaning academics seek to pin down facts while loons blather.
 
2020-09-09 4:36:45 PM  

dothemath: phalamir: Chill, dude.

I will not chill.


Then either stroke out or stroke off - your pick.
 
2020-09-09 4:37:09 PM  

Evil Mackerel: [Fark user image image 749x923]


If Pratchett wasn't buried with his sword, somebody needs to be fired.
 
2020-09-09 4:39:26 PM  

dothemath: Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.


Slave master?
 
2020-09-09 4:41:37 PM  

dothemath: phalamir: Chill, dude.

I will not chill.


It's 2020 and the world is on fire. These elaborate persecution fantasies are neither helpful nor interesting.
 
2020-09-09 4:41:47 PM  

dothemath: Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.


How about we appreciate the skill of some late bronze age artisan whose work was good enough to be appreciated by that wicked slave master and still looks cool today?
 
2020-09-09 4:41:54 PM  

phalamir: dothemath: phalamir: Chill, dude.

I will not chill.

Then either stroke out or stroke off - your pick.


I dont know who taught you to speak like that but they are not your friend.
 
2020-09-09 4:42:44 PM  

g.fro: Slave master?


Unless they hired contractors to build the pyramids.
 
2020-09-09 4:43:56 PM  

Hickory-smoked: dothemath: phalamir: Chill, dude.

I will not chill.

It's 2020 and the world is on fire. These elaborate persecution fantasies are neither helpful nor interesting.


Oh the Jews in Egypt were a "fantasy".

Hmm, interesting.

Feel the same way about the Jews in Germany?
 
2020-09-09 4:46:16 PM  
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2020-09-09 4:47:20 PM  

dothemath: g.fro: Slave master?

Unless they hired contractors to build the pyramids.


No, they just had a lot of people with absolutely nothing to do when it wasn't planting or harvesting time.
 
2020-09-09 4:52:01 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Evil Mackerel: [Fark user image image 749x923]

If Pratchett wasn't buried with his sword, somebody needs to be fired.


He left it to his son.
 
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2020-09-09 4:52:23 PM  

Eravior: [Fark user image 640x254]


On the other hand, I recall needing a meteoric iron sword so that you could enchant it to +4?
 
2020-09-09 4:53:13 PM  
Obviously Tut was born in Arizona, that's where Meteor Crater is.  Duh.
 
2020-09-09 4:57:29 PM  

dothemath: g.fro: Slave master?

Unless they hired contractors to build the pyramids.


They actually did; they still have the pay records and everything.

And Tut was like a thousand years after the pyramids were built.
 
2020-09-09 5:01:30 PM  

phalamir: abhorrent1: Didn't they know this like 10 years ago?

Every couple of months, someone finds some rather anodyne article on something related to Egypt.  Then they go on and on about how "Nobody knew" and "the Egyptians had supercomputers and magic fairy butt-plugs".  And they get column inches or page clicks because people are convinced that the Egyptians are somehow this perfect culture that must be perfect in every particular.  If a historian or archeologist goes "Well, actually" they get shouted down with "People continue to discuss...", meaning academics seek to pin down facts while loons blather.


Magic Fairy Butt-Plugs is the name of my Nickleback tribute band.
 
2020-09-09 5:02:17 PM  

dothemath: Hickory-smoked: dothemath: phalamir: Chill, dude.

I will not chill.

It's 2020 and the world is on fire. These elaborate persecution fantasies are neither helpful nor interesting.

Oh the Jews in Egypt were a "fantasy".

Hmm, interesting.

Feel the same way about the Jews in Germany?


The jews in Egypt were a fantasy. The first jews in Egypt arrived just after the Bronze Age.
 
2020-09-09 5:03:11 PM  
Black Blade
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2020-09-09 5:03:47 PM  

phalamir: abhorrent1: Didn't they know this like 10 years ago?

Every couple of months, someone finds some rather anodyne article on something related to Egypt.  Then they go on and on about how "Nobody knew" and "the Egyptians had supercomputers and magic fairy butt-plugs".  And they get column inches or page clicks because people are convinced that the Egyptians are somehow this perfect culture that must be perfect in every particular.  If a historian or archeologist goes "Well, actually" they get shouted down with "People continue to discuss...", meaning academics seek to pin down facts while loons blather.


Nobody knew this, but the Egyptians had a really effective way of dealing with that kind of jerk.  It involved summary executions.
 
2020-09-09 5:04:01 PM  

I just lurk here: phalamir: abhorrent1: Didn't they know this like 10 years ago?

Every couple of months, someone finds some rather anodyne article on something related to Egypt.  Then they go on and on about how "Nobody knew" and "the Egyptians had supercomputers and magic fairy butt-plugs".  And they get column inches or page clicks because people are convinced that the Egyptians are somehow this perfect culture that must be perfect in every particular.  If a historian or archeologist goes "Well, actually" they get shouted down with "People continue to discuss...", meaning academics seek to pin down facts while loons blather.

Magic Fairy Butt-Plugs is the name of my Nickleback tribute band.


And Black Meteoric Iron is the name of my amateur Black Sabbath club band with James Brown as the lead.
 
2020-09-09 5:15:43 PM  

Weatherkiss: The jews in Egypt were a fantasy.


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2020-09-09 5:25:23 PM  

Maynard G. Muskievote: Ketchuponsteak: That would be worth at least 50USD on Pawn Stars.

I don't know, I better call in my buddy who's an expert in King Tut's space knives.


I keep all my experts in the basement, so he'll be here in 2 minutes.
 
2020-09-09 5:31:05 PM  

g.fro: dothemath: g.fro: Slave master?

Unless they hired contractors to build the pyramids.

They actually did; they still have the pay records and everything.

And Tut was like a thousand years after the pyramids were built.


Yup.  Basically basically the Dole.

If you were an out of work farmer during the off-season, there was work for pay.

And the Pharoh got a really nice casket.
 
2020-09-09 5:32:18 PM  

JesseL: dothemath: Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.

How about we appreciate the skill of some late bronze age artisan whose work was good enough to be appreciated by that wicked slave master and still looks cool today?


That black blade was a thousand times more evil than him.
 
2020-09-09 5:33:09 PM  
So it's vibranium?


Wakanda Forever!
 
2020-09-09 5:38:16 PM  

Weatherkiss: The jews in Egypt were a fantasy.


Isn't that the one where Tattoo got to be pharaoh
 
2020-09-09 5:45:57 PM  

dothemath: g.fro: Slave master?

Unless they hired contractors to build the pyramids.


Greek contractors were hired to dress up the giant caverns found carved into rock at Petra.  I said carved, but machined is the more accurate description-there's no way the caverns at Petra were carved in quartzite by anything other than a machine... too many perfectly parallel lines.  I'm more inclined to believe the same civilization that built Petra built the pyramids than I am to believe that the Dynastic Egyptians built them... not even if they had an endless supply of meteoric iron hard as steel to quarry all that rock.
 
2020-09-09 5:54:08 PM  

aungen: Side note:  We have to pull down the Pyramids.


And anyone who disagrees is a rape apologist!
 
2020-09-09 5:55:50 PM  

dothemath: Are we really glorifying the gaudy trappings of this wicked slave master?

Its like Liberace' on the plantation and no im not talking about his amazing creole album from 1971.


I hope you didn't post this from a mobile phone or tablet, and especially not while drinking coffee.
 
2020-09-09 5:57:46 PM  

LrdPhoenix: dothemath: g.fro: Slave master?

Unless they hired contractors to build the pyramids.

No, they just had a lot of people with absolutely nothing to do when it wasn't planting or harvesting time.


Even that was problematic tho, as both 'planting' and 'harvesting' were culturally appropriated from the Babylonians
 
2020-09-09 6:00:25 PM  

Weatherkiss: dothemath: Hickory-smoked: dothemath: phalamir: Chill, dude.

I will not chill.

It's 2020 and the world is on fire. These elaborate persecution fantasies are neither helpful nor interesting.

Oh the Jews in Egypt were a "fantasy".

Hmm, interesting.

Feel the same way about the Jews in Germany?

The jews in Egypt were a fantasy. The first jews in Egypt arrived just after the Bronze Age.


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