Oldest prosthetic

This fake toe, dated between 1069 and 664 BCE, is likely the first practical prosthetic. The toe, which articulates, is still attached to a mummy currently on display at the Cairo Museum. From the BBC News:

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A Manchester University team hope to prove that the leather and wood "Cairo toe" not only looked the part but also helped its owner walk.

They will test a replica in volunteers whose right big toe is missing.

If true, the toe will predate the currently considered earliest practical prosthesis - a fake leg from 300BC.

Link (via Fortean Times)