Egyptian authorities will present to the public a rare example of Pharaonic orthopedics — a prosthetic of leather and wood for a mummy missing its big toe, antiquities officials said on Tuesday.



The discovery testifying to the advancement of cosmetic surgery in the 15th century BC was made by Egyptian and German archeologists in 1995 in Sheikh Abdel Garna near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, Supreme Council for Antiquities secretary general Zahi Hawass said in a statement.

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