History and Historiography

Scientists re-create voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

By Stephen Johnson, Big Think

  • Scientists printed a 3D replica of the vocal tract of Nesyamun, an Egyptian priest whose mummified corpse has been on display in the UK for two centuries.
  • With the help of an electronic device, the reproduced voice is able to “speak” a vowel noise.
  • The team behind the “Voices of the Past” project suggest reproducing ancient voices could make museum experiences more dynamic.

Scientists have reproduced the voice of an ancient Egyptian priest by creating a 3D-printed replica of his mummified vocal tract.

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