LeClaire, IA Antique Archaeology (America Pickers) is tucked away in the historic Mississippi River town of LeClaire, Iowa. It’s the birthplace of Buffalo Bill.
Gold dagger, from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, Carter # 256dd; 31.9 cm; blade 20.1 cm; Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Two similar daggers were found in Tutankhamun's tomb, one with a gold blade (in image 26) and the other with an iron blade. Gold daggers were reserved for the nobility, but bronze or copper daggers were used from the Old Kingdom on in Egypt.
In antiquity, present day Jordan was home for several ancient kingdoms incl: kingdom of Edom, Moab & Ammon. Throughout eras, parts of the country laid under control of regional powers incl Pharaonic Egypt during wars with Babylonians & Hittites; for discrete periods of times by Israelites. The Mesha Stele recorded the glory of King of Edom & victories over Israelites & others. Ammon/Moab kingdoms are mentioned in ancient maps, Near Eastern documents, Greco-Roman, Christian, Jewish.