YAHOO: These images show a model created by an Italian dentist in the 1900s

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Release date: 3/3/2022

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TitleThese images show a model created by an Italian dentist in the 1900s
Media name/outletYahoo
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Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date3/03/22
Description"Literature claiming that the ancient Egyptians could make gold fillings and other dental appliances derives largely from nineteenth century allegations and fabrications of evidence," said Dr Roger Forshaw, an expert in Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester.

There is "no real evidence" dental surgery was practised in ancient Egypt besides evidence showing the potential extraction of a few teeth, he told AFP.

Only three examples of gold wire holding teeth together have been attributed to the ancient Egyptians and two were likely applied post-mortem in preparation for the afterlife, Forshaw wrote in 2009.

He said the gold-wire teeth model was most likely a copy of an appliance from Phoenicia, an ancient country situated primarily in modern-day Lebanon.
URLhttps://news.yahoo.com/images-show-model-created-italian-062411360.html?guccounter=1
PersonsRoger Forshaw