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Scientists recreate the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian priestly mummy

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  • The scientists were able to reproduce a single vocal sound.
  • Nesyamun lived during the politically volatile reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI.
  • His voice was an essential part of his ritual duties, which included spoken and sung elements.

Scientists have recreated the voice of an ancient 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy using 3D printing, medical scanners and an electronic larynx, a new study suggests.

They were able to reproduce a single vocal sound, which sounds like something between the vowels in the words “bed” and “bad.”

The tone is unlikely to be an exact replica of the speech of the Egyptian priest Nesyamun, whose mummified body with which the researchers worked, because the language has lost much of its volume for 3,000 years.

“We have made a faithful sound for your tract in your current position, but we would not expect an exact speech match given your language status,” said co-author David M. Howard of the Royal Holloway University in London.

Nesyamun lived during the politically volatile reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI (c. 1010–1069 BC), working as a scribe and priest in the Karnak State Temple in Thebes, which is the modern Luxor.

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