Artificial toes in ancient Egypt

(h/t: Dr. Claude Mariottini)

The photo above is an artificial toe which was attached to the right foot of an Egyptian priest’s daughter.

The photo appears in an article published in Archaeology Magazine which also mentions that some mummified remains have been found with artificial limbs and false eyes to replace missing parts. According to a scientist at the University of Manchester, the Egyptians probably were pioneers in prosthetic medicine.

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