Tag: medicine in the ancient world

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Skeleton Shows Earliest Evidence of Breast Cancer

03/27 | Archaeologists excavating in an ancient Egyptian cemetery have found a skeleton possessing the earliest evidence of breast cancer.   Read more…

Posted in News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome

12/26 | In this lecture presented at The Explorers Club in New York, Sarah Yeomans examines a recently excavated, as-yet unpublished archaeological site that has substantially contributed to our understanding of what   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, Video.

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

12/14 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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