Image of an Ancient Prosthesis - a faux-toe known as the Cairo Toe or the Greville Chester Great Toe by Matjaž Kačičnik. Aesthetic Prosthetics Inc. API
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Ancient Prosthesis Discovered in Egypt

I, Rémih, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons for Aesthetic Prosthetics Inc. API
Abd el-Qurna necropolis, Egypt. Image by I, Rémih, CC BY-SA 3.0

Ancient Prosthesis Discovered in Egypt — Archeologists working in a burial chamber in the Sheikh ´Abd El-Qurna necropolis west of Luxor, Egypt, came upon an aesthetically well-crafted prosthetic big toe. Archaeologists found the fitted toe on the remains of a female in 2000. Experts believe that the female was the daughter of an Egyptian priest.

Archaeologists named the prosthetic toe “The Cairo Toe” or “The Greville Chester Great Toe.” According to experts, the surprisingly lifelike toe dates back to around 3,000 years ago. The ancient prosthesis would have allowed someone who wanted to maintain an aesthetic appearance while still being mobile to wear sandals. Researchers suggest that the toe underwent several refittings.

Image of an Ancient Prosthesis - a faux-toe known as the Cairo Toe or the Greville Chester Great Toe by Matjaž Kačičnik. Aesthetic Prosthetics Inc. API
Images of “The Cairo Toe”
by Matjaž Kačičnik.

To this day, a highly qualified artist will work closely with their client to create a realistic look, a comfortable fit, and renewed self-confidence for any prosthesis. 

Aesthetic Prosthetics carries on that mission and is proud to be part of a timeless vocation that includes such a true craftsman of the past.

Learn more about this amazing discovery from the Smithsonian Magazine.

Please peruse our blog Body of Work for more fascinating articles about prosthetics.

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