Whenever we look at mummified bodies or bodies of people buried hundreds of years ago, we often try to imagine what they’d look like, the way they’d live their life in that era and even what they would sound like.
Well, it looks like scientists have tried to solve this last mystery in a rather cool way.
Reported first by LiveScience, Scientists have managed to reproduce the voice of an ancient Egyptian priest who was mummified, by recreating a 3D printed version of his actual vocal tract. Researchers from the Royal Holloway took the help of computed tomography or CT scans to measure the actual schematics of the vocal tract of the mummified priest named Nesyamun. He has been a part of the Leeds City Museum in the United Kingdom for about two centuries now.
According to researchers, Nesyamun was responsible for his priestly duties that involved singing and chanting and conducting prayers. Using the schematics, they 3D printed an artificial vocal tract which would produce sounds with the help of a device called Vocal Tract Organ that helps in producing an artificial human-like voice. The voice itself isn’t as impressive — just a small humming sound, (one could […]
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