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Ever wonder what sound a mummy makes?

January 23, 2020

I'd love to know how these things come about.  I'm picturing a bunch of scientists in a room asking each other "what should we do now?".  "Hey, let's take that mummy over there, scan it's throat and send it to the 3D printer.  Then we'll know what a mummy sounds like!"  And that's exactly what researchers at the University of London did.

They built an electronic larynx and reconstructed the mummy's (named Nesyamun, an ancient Egyptian priest) voice box.  Behold the results!