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LISTEN: Scientist recreate voice of Egyptian priest 3 000 years after his death

The body of Nesyamun, who lived at the time of the Pharaohs, is so well preserved that his vocal tract is intact.

Researchers have been able to reconstruct the sound of his voice in a breakthrough that could one day establish what Tutankhamun sounded like.

The mummy was put through a CT scanner at Leeds General Infirmary to establish the measurements of his mouth and throat. Scientists then 3D-printed a replica of his vocal tract and used an electronic larynx to recreate how he spoke.

After 3,000 years of lying silent, the voice of a mummified Egyptian priest has been heard again.

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