False Toe Helped Mummy Walk Like an Egyptian

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  1. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Two artificial big toes from ancient Egypt may be the world's oldest prosthetic body parts, according to new research.

    The toes date back more than 2,000 years and were found in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, according to research published in the journal Lancet.

    One of the toes, which is mostly made out of wood, was found attached to the foot of a mummy called Tabaketenmut, who lived at some point between 950 and 710 B.C.


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    This artificial toe was discovered in 2000 in the necropolis of Thebes. The wood-and-leather device belonged to Tabaketenmut, a high priest's daughter who lived between 950 and 710 B.C. Researchers believe this could be the oldest functioning prosthesis ever found.


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    Wow ! Now that may be just about the most ancient fact ever posted on here . That is a top find cybercore :)
     
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    I'm glad you like it, enjoy the read. [​IMG]
     

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