Scientists have unearthed 3,000-year-old wooden prosthesis of the finger.
In Egypt in the tomb of a Muslim Saint, Abd-El-Kurna, archaeologists excavated one of the first prosthetic parts – 3000-year-old wooden finger.
The study, researchers found that the prosthesis of the finger belonged to the daughter of a priest, which amputated finger.
Finger carved out of wood and was attached to the leg strap. Scientists from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo noted that the prosthesis of the early iron age was made by the professional of that time.
“The fact that the prosthesis was made in such a careful way that suggests that the owner was aesthetics, comfort and naturalness of the prosthesis, and that he could count on highly qualified professionals to provide it.”
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