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Professionals engaged in such experiments for years.
After a few thousand years after the burial, the researchers were able to talk to the 3000-year old Egyptian mummy Nesyamun. This became possible due to the vocal cords, withered remains, which were reconstructed and printed on a 3D printer. According to the scientists themselves the sound that came out from the “simulator”, sounded like a drawn out “eeeeh,” writes Popular mechanics.
In an interview with The New York Times David Howard, a specialist in speech technology at the University of London, has clarified the situation. He is engaged in similar experiments and believe that one day, by a detailed reconstruction of the vocal apparatus, he will be able to literally bring the voice of people who lived thousands of years ago.
Previous studies have included mainly simulation of larynx of animals, however, the scientist admits that the result was realistic and encouraging. Of course, human speech is much more complex sounds that animals make, but its imitation is only a matter of time.
By the way, in 2016 with the help of the scanner and computer simulations the researchers were able to recreate the voice of ETSI, the ice mummy. In Ancient Egypt it was believed that the mere utterance of the true name of the dead man can bring him back to life — well, maybe modern science will be able in some degree to revive the dead.