Mummy Returns: Listen to Ancient Egyptian mummy 'talk' for first time in 3,000 years

4 years ago
AN ANCIENT Egyptian mummy has 'spoken' for the first time in more than 3,000 years after amazing new scientific work beginning in Yorkshire.
The voice belongs to Nesyamun, also known as The Leeds Mummy, a priest, incense-bearer and scribe at the time of Ramses XI, from the ancient state temple of Karnak in Thebes, or modern Luxor.
In a world first experts from the Universities of York and London have created a 3D print of the mummy's voice box after CT scans at Leeds General Infirmary.
They attached an electronic larynx and have produce a sound, like the vowels in the English words ‘bed’ and ‘bad’, not unlike a sheep's bleat.