Episode 51: Giving Voice to 20th Dynasty Priest


A couple of weeks ago, scientists gave voice to Nesyamun, or The Leeds Mummy, that lived during the reign of Ramses XI (20th Dynasty).  As a priest who worshipped at the Temple of Amun in the Karnak Complex, his voice would have been critical to his position.  Because Nesyamun had a well preserved body, scientists were able to create a 3D print of his voice box.  According to the Yorkshire Post, the researchers “attached an electronic larynx” and sounds were made, kind of like vowels.  

Check out the entire article - HERE - and listen to the recording available as an embedded link. 


Image reproduced from the news article. 


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