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cuntman.net
Mar 1, 2013



It may not sound like much, but the audio clip below is the first reconstruction of an ancient human voice—one belonging to a 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy named Nesyamun.

To recover this echo from the past, scientists placed the mummy in a computerized tomography scanner (pictured). This allowed them to create a 3D model of his vocal tract, the dimensions of which shape the unique sound of a person’s voice.

The researchers then synthesized Nesyamun’s voice by 3D printing a model of his airway and connecting it to an electronic larynx, an artificial voice box that provides a noise source. The resulting utterance is brief, but it gives a sense of what this ancient Egyptian may have sounded like, the team concludes today in Scientific Reports.

Based on writings on Nesyamun’s coffin and the objects he was buried with, researchers know that he was an Egyptian priest and scribe who likely sang and spoke to the gods as part of his ritual duties. His coffin inscriptions include a wish to “see and address the gods as he had in his working life.” Now, he’s able to address the rest of us.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/dead-speak-scientists-re-create-voice-3000-year-old-mummy

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Mooey Cow
Jan 27, 2018



Pillbug

I can't believe Microsoft Sam was a mummy the whole time!

cuntman.net
Mar 1, 2013



he was working for palpatine

cuntman.net
Mar 1, 2013



or he IS palpatine im not sure

reignofevil
Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes you gotta break the rules.


When will disney stop bringing back beloved actors with computers

cuntman.net
Mar 1, 2013



reignofevil posted:

When will disney stop bringing back beloved actors with computers

lol

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


cuntman.net posted:

or he IS palpatine im not sure

"A long time ago..."

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SpiritOfLenin
Apr 29, 2013




imagine dying 3000 years ago, then some nerds resurrect your voice and make it go "eeeh"

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