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Advanced Surgical Implant Found in Egyptian Mummy

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posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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A research team at Brigham Young University conducted some x-rays on an Egyptian Mummy, and were surprised to find an advanced surgical implant in the mummy's knee joint.

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Professor of Ancient Studies, C. Wilfred Griggs, initially assumed the device was simply added to the mummy in modern times, to help hold the body together.


This is so cool - they found that the implant was likely done around 600 BCE, although the subject was in fact already deceased:




the procedure had indeed been carried out in 600 BCE, using an iron screw-pin, along with a compound similar to modern bone cement. The design of the pin amazed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard T. Jackson, regarding the similarities between the ancient device and more contemporary ones: "We are amazed at the ability to create a pin with biomechanical principles that we still use today—rigid fixation of the bone, for example. It is beyond anything we anticipated for that time."





further analysis confirmed that the implant was installed after the death of the mummified individual, the advanced design of the pin, and the surgical care taken to insert it, speaks toward the Ancient Egyptian's belief in the body's role after the individual is resurrected. "How fascinating that the technician took such considerable thought constructing the pin," professor Griggs says. "The technician could have just simply wired the leg together and assumed that in the resurrection it would knit back together."


The Ancient Egyptians were deadset on preserving the body after death. I do believe they would disapprove of cremation.. for any of the important folks at least




posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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Ah, it was after the guy died...

I was going to say, an iron screw would be rejected by the body most likely. I don't think their metallurgy back then was proficient enough back then to create a screw that could stay inside the body without causing massive infection or complications.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

Or

The subject was alive and iron was covered by something body wouldn't reject

But the mainstream scientist are only willing to say subject was dead at the time

ShortN



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Ah, it was after the guy died...

I was going to say, an iron screw would be rejected by the body most likely. I don't think their metallurgy back then was proficient enough back then to create a screw that could stay inside the body without causing massive infection or complications.


Now, you let that pin be some really crazy alloy and we've got something here.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: ShortNoodle1
a reply to: FamCore

Or

The subject was alive and iron was covered by something body wouldn't reject

But the mainstream scientist are only willing to say subject was dead at the time

ShortN


ROFL, why use iron in the first place then?



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Ah, it was after the guy died...

I was going to say, an iron screw would be rejected by the body most likely. I don't think their metallurgy back then was proficient enough back then to create a screw that could stay inside the body without causing massive infection or complications.


They would have used Gold or Silver as the metal of choice, preferably gold as it would never be rejected by the body and would never corrode inside the body either.

They used gold to create dental bridges and crowns too...so they knew a bit about what metals would work better.

For the strength, perhaps they used an Iron pin, but coated it in Gold, knowing it would protect the Iron and the patient..and be cheaper into the bargain?


edit on 27-7-2015 by MysterX because: added text



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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To the Egyptians, the afterlife was more important than this one. The reason Egyptian tombs were filled with grave goods is because they fundamentally believed that the dead king would need them
Likewise the whole point of mummification, was because the king would also need his body. So screwing a pin in to repair a break isn't even unexpected. They put the intestines in Jars because the king would need them, why is this surprising, why do you think they pulled the brains out through the nose instead of sawing off the top of the skull...
Why do you think that mummys were equipped with glass or stone eyes after death



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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Here you go OP.



An ancient Egyptian mummy attributed to the priest Usermontu has been found to have implanted with a sophisticated nine-inch knee-screw, to help fuse his left knee joint.

Read the original source: www.unknowncountry.com...



Very interesting, apparently it's important after death to have the body in working order for the resurrection or afterlife.

Thanks for the thread OP .



edit on 06/17/2015 by Kapusta because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 04:26 PM
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He was probably a distant relative of Wolverine,but back then there wasn't enough Adamantium to finish him.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 10:05 PM
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That's very common for ancient cultures to have implants and other designs. Even old trepanning that was sold to the 20th century students as a way to help "spirits escape" was actually that time travel and chip implants were a reality in their days and modern education forbids that thought. I believe they were very evolved and we are amateurs compared to their technology.

The iron screw for bone surgery was more frequent among older guys so they could walk in 3 months after the surgery. Because it is a disgrace among their culture to be an invalid unable to walk. Bear in mind, this is just for the servants walking on earth to do business and their "gods" had the more advanced tools. Their "gods" were very guarded about some people finding out, and they still guard.

To walk after death? No. To walk before death, and to be wealthy to be buried to be remembered.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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'Advanced' in terms of carpentry, perhaps, but hardly in those of surgery.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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If that image above is the pic of the mummy, then how'd they think he would be able to move this leg, that knee is not gonna bend, it had a rail road spike in it...

All jokes aside, it's pretty wild they went through the trouble, think they would of bound the leg instead of nail it to the knee.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 03:37 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Ah, it was after the guy died...

I was going to say, an iron screw would be rejected by the body most likely. I don't think their metallurgy back then was proficient enough back then to create a screw that could stay inside the body without causing massive infection or complications.


Have we even mastered that yet? Even in compatible organ donations, doesn't the body have to be doused with a variety of drugs to prevent rejection? I am not saying that the Egyptians had access to such drugs, but in terms of baby steps of progress, we're still working at over coming the problem of fixing our breakages and breakdowns, so this discovery, in terms of the history of medicine, even though the repair was post-mortem, demonstrates a pattern of learning and discovery.

Good stuff



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 04:44 AM
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Just a thought

Some have speculated that the supposed "Baghdad Batteries" Read - Ancient batteries, were supposedly used to electroplate items with Gold or Silver. The body wouldn't reject Gold.


Any tiniest hints/signs of Gold?



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 05:51 AM
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originally posted by: ShortNoodle1
a reply to: FamCore

Or

The subject was alive and iron was covered by something body wouldn't reject

But the mainstream scientist are only willing to say subject was dead at the time

ShortN


So you think they deliberately made the news less impressive, and less important of a discovery, because of... what? Your own suspicions about absolutely everything being a conspiracy?

This was clearly placed there after death, because they believed that the body would be resurrected in another dimension. Today we know for a fact that such a procedure leads to massive infection and rejection by the Human body, but you would rather ignore all common sense and reality just because you're just suspicious of everything and everyone.

SMH.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

nice! good question, based on the article all that was stated that this was an "iron screw" so based on this one can only speculate



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Maybe it was gold-plated and the gold wore off. All that locomotor friction.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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further analysis confirmed that the implant was installed after the death of the mummified individual


The fact that it was positioned post-mortem makes it much less impressive imo.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Yes, no anaesthetic required.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: FamCore

Maybe it was gold-plated and the gold wore off. All that locomotor friction.


Not a lot of that, since it essentially screwed the femur to the tibia. That leg wasn't going to bend at all.



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