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Ancient Egyptian prosthetic toe re-examined

Researchers from the University of Bassel are re-examining a 3,000-year-old Egyptian prosthetic toe. Fitted with a lace-up leather strap, the shapely prosthetic toe belonged to a priest’s daughter, who was buried with it near royalty in an upper-class tomb. “They often wore sandals, so you can imagine that a well-formed foot was

Prosthetic leg found in Chinese tomb

A 2,200-year-old prosthetic leg has been found in a tomb in western China. The fused knee would have made it hard for the man to walk or ride horses without the prosthetic leg, the researchers found. The man couldn't straighten his left leg out so the prosthetic leg, when attached, allowed

Remains of 1,500-year-old amputee studied in Vienna

Researchers are studying the 6th century A.D. remains of a man who was buried with a prosthetic foot. There is actually little left of the 1,500-year-old prosthetic device found at Hemmaberg. The wood has deteriorated, and all that remains is an iron ring, barely over three inches in diameter, to stabilize

Ancient Egyptian fake toes are world’s oldest prosthetics

Two fake toes made in Egypt about 3,000 years ago have been confirmed to be the world's oldest known prosthetics. Discovered in the necropolis of Thebe near present-day Luxor, the two artificial toes -- the so-called Greville Chester toe housed in the British Museum and the Tabaketenmut toe at the Egyptian