Egyptian 3000-Year-Old Mummy Speaks After Landmark Vocal Cord Reconstruction

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Scientists were able to create a 3D replica of the vocal tract of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian high-priest Nesyamun, whose mummified body has been on display in the UK for the last 200 years.

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie and was accomplished by a team of scientists behind the “Voices of the Past” initiative, with the goal of reconstructing the voices of ancients to better understand and connect with them. With the use of electronic devices, CT scans, and 3D printing we are able to hear Nesyamun speak and hear the pitch of how he might have spoken in real life.