Temporal Bone Preservation in a 2600-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

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Science  18 Jan 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4121, pp. 200-202
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4121.200


Perforated eardrums in the preserved temporal bones of a mummified Egyptian male in otherwise normal middle ears offer new evidence of acute otitis media and probable defective hearing among ancient Egyptians.