Ancient Egyptians created prosthetic toes

by Thor on Oct. 16th, 2012

Wooden toe: This wooden toe found in an Egyptian tomb passed a gait test to show that it really can help someone walk who's missing a big toe.
Wooden toe: This wooden toe found in an Egyptian tomb passed a gait test to show that it really can help someone walk who's missing a big toe.Courtesy Discovery News
Pyramids, mummies....and false toes?

Ancient Egyptians were ahead of their time in all these areas. And a pair of prosthetic toes found in ancient Egyptian tombs have passed gait testing and show they they could have actually aided a person missing a foot digit or two.

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Annonymous's picture
Annonymous says:

Interesting, but why did they even need them????

posted on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:58pm
frank's picture
frank says:

i like toes! this is a good idea i want some extra ones,. it wouldve been nice back then

posted on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 6:18pm

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