An artificial toe found attached to an Egyptian mummy could be the world's oldest functional prosthetic body part.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian toe oldest prosthesis
Ancient Egyptian toe oldest prosthesis
Ancient Egyptian toe oldest prosthesis

An artificial toe found attached to an Egyptian mummy could be the world's oldest functional prosthetic body part. At present the earliest known prosthesis is an artificial bronze leg known as the Roman Capula leg from about 300BC.

An artificial toe found attached to an Egyptian mummy could be the world's oldest functional prosthetic body part. At present the earliest known prosthesis is an artificial bronze leg known as the Roman Capula leg from about 300BC.

But scientists at the University of Manchester are hoping to prove that the wood and leather toe held in the Cairo Museum is far older than that and helped its wearer to walk properly.

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