Archaeologists in Germany found an old skeleton with a metal hand replacement, showing us a special piece of history. They think the person lived long ago, between the 15th and 17th centuries, and had a hand made of metal.

This special hand was made with care. It used a mix of strong metals, like iron, to replace four missing fingers on the left hand. Each finger was carefully shaped from metal sheets and placed next to each other. Pieces of fabric and leather were also found, showing that they wanted to make it comfortable. A long time ago, there was a big war called the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648). In places affected by the war, many people needed new hands. This finding helps us learn about early medicine and how people helped those with difficulties. Today, we have even better hands made from light materials like carbon fiber and strong metals. They’re made using special machines like 3D printers. These modern hands are controlled by signals from our brains, showing how smart and caring people can be.