Object 5: The Iron Dagger

This heirloom dagger won its way onto my list simply by the emotional inversion it causes. In all the rooms previous, I had been gaping at the vast amount of gold used; never had I seen so much gilding on such an enormous scale. Everything gave the sense of opulence. 

This dagger, on the other hand, was the exact opposite of expected. Likely imported, it was extremely valuable due to its iron blade, a metal so common to us but rarely worked at the time. I can only imagine what the ancient Egyptians would have thought if today they could see all the iron used on a far greater scale than their gilded shrines, to find even our frying pans are made of iron...