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NEWS: Mysterious toe rings found on ancient Egyptian skeletons

This copper alloy ring was found on the second toe of the male's right foot, the same foot that suffered a fracture when he was alive (Source: LiveScience).

This copper alloy ring was found on the second toe of the male’s right foot, the same foot that suffered a fracture when he was alive (Source: LiveScience).

“Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copper alloy, the first time such rings have been found in ancient Egypt.

The toe rings were likely worn while the individuals were still alive, and the discovery leaves open the question of whether they were worn for fashion or magical reasons.

Supporting the magical interpretation, one of the rings was found on the right toe of a male, age 35-40, whose foot had suffered a fracture along with a broken femur above it” – via LiveScience.

Read more here.

Fascinating! The idea of a magical healing device is certainly very likely…

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