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Sci Tech    H4'ed 1/28/20

What Does a 3,000 Year-Old Voice Sound Like?

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I must admit I was skeptical when I heard the story about the talking mummy. Would that sound be The Bangles’ Walk Like an Egyptian? Or some ancient Nile-laden fantasy from George Clinton or Earth Wind & Fire (OK, I’m a Boomer)?

But the vowel that emerged from an electronic larynx and the 3-D printed throat and mouth of a sweet-singing mummified priest who died 3,000 years ago—well, that brought history to life for me, as do the recent visual re-creations of a 7,000-year-old hunter in Scandinavia.

M%C3%B2mia Nesi BMVB 2964.
M%C3%B2mia Nesi BMVB 2964.
(Image by (From Wikimedia) Col·lecció Eduard Toda, Author: Col·lecció Eduard Toda)
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