The Speaking Dead- Scientists Have Recreated the Sound of a 3000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

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  • POSTED ON: January 28, 2020

If you think about it, no one is really sure about what a dinosaur sounds like. Sure, there is a sound that is played in movies such as Jurassic Park, but there is no evidence to support this claim.

However, with the introduction of this new technology, scientists can re-create the sounds of the deceased individuals and species. In today’s science news, M. Howard, J. Schofield, J. Fletcher, K. Baxter, G. R. Iball and S. A. Buckley managed to recreate the sound of a 3000-year-old mummy of an Egyptian priest.

Nesyamun was an ancient Egyptian priest and a scribe, who has been dead for over three thousand years. Nesyamun worked at the temple in Karnak when Ramses XI was in power. He died during his fifties, and his body was mummified.

The mummification of the body was the core feature that facilitated this discovery. As a mummified state allows the soft tissues to decompose slowly, the researchers were able to recreate the voice by using CT scans to study the larynx and the throat. With these scans, the vocal tract can be reproduced in a computer model that can be printed using a 3-D printer.

If this technology is successful, it can be further improved to retrace the voice of several other extinct species.

Updated January 28, 2020
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