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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

False toes helped mummy Walk like an Egyptian

Two false toes found on a female Mummy near Luxor are the world's oldest known practical prosthesis. Unlike the ownerless Greville Chester, the Cairo toe was found fastened onto the right toe of a female mummy identified as Tabaketenmut who lived some time during the period from 950-710 B.C. "Tabaketenmut may

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