summary - It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3000 years old and was discovered in a female burial from the necropolis of Sheikh ´Abd el-Qurna close to Luxor. This area is currently being studied using state-of-the-art methods.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Wooden Toe
Science Daily: A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesis