Prosthetic Toe of Painted Cartonnage

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 June 2016

This false toe was found attached to the foot of a mummy, and is an early example of the use of prosthetics in the ancient world. From Egypt. Third Intermediate Peridod, 1070-664 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, June 17). Prosthetic Toe of Painted Cartonnage. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5226/prosthetic-toe-of-painted-cartonnage/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Prosthetic Toe of Painted Cartonnage." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2016. Web. 25 May 2022.

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