A Mummy Speaks.

PositionANCIENT HISTORY - Recreation of Nesyamun's voice

Nesyamun was an Egyptian priest who sang religious chants at a temple in Thebes, Egypt, around 1100 b.c. Now, 3,000 years after his death, his voice can be heard again. To recreate the sound, a team of researchers in London made a 3-D-printed copy of the priest's mouth and throat, which, thanks to the mummification process, had remained mostly preserved. Scientists then used computer software to generate a noise that would go through a loudspeaker and into the 3-D printed vocal tract. That process resulted in a single sound similar to the vowel in "bed" and "bad." Although it's not the same as hearing Nesyamun's daily chants...

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