A visual history of artificial limbs
Published on March 8th, 2012 | by Admin0
“We’re seeing the first glimpses of the development of prosthetic devices,” says Dr Jacky Finch, who has analysed this Egyptian prosthetic toe. It dates to between 950-710BC and was found on a female mummy in a tomb near Luxor. There are earlier references to prostheses – Indian texts from 1,400BC talk about an iron leg, but this is the “earliest tangible piece of archaeological evidence”.
Story: BBC News | Photo: Science Museum