King Tut's Chariots Marvels of Engineering

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Sat, Aug 7th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Discovery News, King Tutankhamun, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,300 years ago, rode full speed over the desert dunes on a Formula One-like chariot, according to new investigations into the technical features of the boy king's vehicle collection. According to one researcher, these vehicles surpass all monumental structures of the pharaohs in engineering sophistication.

Alberto Rovetta, professor in robotics engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, told Discovery News that the chariots "[...] were the Ferrari of antiquity. They boasted an elegant design and an extremely sophisticated and astonishingly modern technology."

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