The understanding of iron metallurgy, and indeed the casting of such artifacts, was quite restricted throughout King Tut’s reign, which lasted from 1333 BC to 1324 BC.
The extraction of useable metal from oxidized iron ores is known as iron smelting.
Although it is far more difficult than smelting tin and copper, such metals might be cold-worked in rudimentary pottery kilns and then cast into molds, a procedure that is widely believed to have existed in ancient Egypt.
Smelting iron, on the other hand, necessitates hot-working and can only be done in specially constructed, extremely hot furnaces.
It’s hardly surprising, then, that humanity only perfected iron smelting after millennia of bronze age civilization.
However, there are two artifacts discovered in ancient Egypt that, by their very presence, refute the established chronology of when these hardened metals were produced. Do they, or do they not? …