June 27, 2017

"This 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Shows Early Artistry of Prosthetics."

"Crafted from leather and wood, the ancient Egyptian prosthesis was was adjusted to precisely fit its wearer’s foot."

9 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

The Egyptians were big on Toe Fucking.

I am simply postulating from the available evidence.

I am Laslo.

Ralph L said...

was was?
Is that a hieroglyph?

Sebastian said...

See, this shows that the Middle East could easily have achieved full modernization on its own.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

mockturtle said...

They also did brain surgery.

tcrosse said...

It's a pacifier.

John said...

The captain of the toes.

John Henry

AllenS said...

Good luck running away from the Mummy wearing one of those toes. You'd stumble, and fall, then, you'd turn around and the Mummy is right behind you, even though he is dragging one of his legs.

Michael K said...

There was a surprisingly good prosthesis made for one of Wellington's officers who lost his leg at Waterloo.

There's a photo of it at the link.

Dan Sickles lost his leg at Gettysburg and used to visit his femur at the AFIP That's the army medical museum where you can see it today.

I don't know about his prosthesis.