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Archeologists explored a tomb near Thebes in 2005 and discovered an artificial big toe attached to the foot of a mummy. The fake body part could prove to be the earliest working prosthetic body part to date. Credit: Jacky Finch

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Archaeologists explored a tomb near Thebes in 2005 and discovered an artificial big toe attached to the foot of a mummy. The fake body part could prove to be the earliest working prosthetic body part to date.

680-670 BCE Constructed of tubular faience beads strung together in a net pattern, this shroud was sewn onto the outer wrappings of Tabakenkhonsu's mummy. Additional beads in various colors have been worked into the garment at several points: a beaded broad collar has been added to the top, where the garment came over the mummy's neck; over her breast was a winged scarab to protect the heart; and on the abdomen are the four "canopic" genii who guarded the viscera.

Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Reign: reign of Ramesses II Date: ca. 1279–1213 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1), Maspero Excavations 1885-1886

The earliest known examples of tattoos were the Egyptians, having being present on numerous female mummies that date as far back as 2000 B.C. It was only until “Iceman”, a frozen body found at the Italian-Austrian border in 1991, was discovered with patterns adorned across various parts of his body that presented evidence of tattoos existing much earlier. Scientists have carbon dated “Iceman” to around 5,200 years old.

Goblet. ca. 1479–1425 BCE, Egyptian alabaster, gold. Upper Egypt; Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III, Wadi D, Tomb 1.

One of the most famous mummies of the Taklamakan Desert is that of “Cherchen Man”. This European’s body was placed in a poplar-wood box, lowered into narrow shaft grave and left for eternity. His body dates back to 1000 BC and DNA analysis has shown that he was a Celt.

Chinese foot binding - the toes were broken and folded under the foot.

Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein. Murderer and body snatcher. Only confessed to 2 murders. Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Psycho are movies with serial murderer main characters with similarities in their crimes and behavior to Gein. Gein wore the body parts and skins of his victims.

Kneeling Statue of Yuny, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty reign of Seti I Date: ca. 1294–1279 B.C. Middle Egypt, Asyut (Assiut, Siut; Lykopolis), Tomb of Amenhotep, Necropolis Cliff tomb, Medjdeni, Khashaba 1913

Canopic Jar of Manuwai Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Thutmose III Date: ca. 1479–1425 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III, Wadi D, Tomb 1 Medium: Limestone, blue paste

Lotus Counter Balance Weight with rings. ca. 1479–1425 BCE. Gold, carnelian, glass. Egypt; Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III

Gold phiale (libation bowl), Late Classical or Hellenistic period, 4th–3rd century BC. This libation bowl, decorated with bees, acorns, and beechnuts, is worked in repoussé