Have you ever wondered what an ancient Egyptian mummy sounds like?
Scientists have brought the voice of an Egyptian mummy back from the dead with the help of a 3D printer. Nesyamun was an Egyptian priest whose mummified remains were scanned in a hospital CT scanner to measure the dimensions of his vocal tract. A team of researchers then made a 3D-printed copy of the vocal tract and used it with an artificial larynx to recreate the sound of Nesyamun’s voice. So far, they’ve only made one vowel sound but, with the help of computer models, the researchers hope to one day recreate full sentences.
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2 thoughts on “Mummy’s voice brought to life”
It was a bit freaky but it was cool!
Charlotte Flavell says:
That is cool! It sounded like a horn or something else like that. I think it is cool to actually hear a mummys voice to be heard once again after thousands of years.