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    • Krista Banks

      EGYPT. The Tabaketenmut toe from the necropolis of Thebes, c.950-710 BCE. // Found on the mummy of a woman named Tabaketenmut, this is the earliest known functioning prosthetic.

    • Tarah Eliot

      An artificial big toe found on the foot of an Egyptian mummy could prove to be the worlds earliest functioning prosthetic body part. The fake toe from the Cairo museum in Egypt was found in 2000 in a tomb near the ancient city of Thebes. Archaeologists speculated the 50- to 60-year-old woman the prosthesis came from might have lost her toe due to complications from diabetes. Photo: Jacky Finch

    • Erin

      Mummy remains show false toes helped ancient Egyptians walk ScienceDaily (2011-02-14) — Two artificial big toes — one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy — may have been the world’s earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers.

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