Tag: medicine in the ancient world

Ancient Pergamon

11/15 | Ancient Pergamon’s strategic location along both land and sea trading routes contributed to its prosperity. Pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean region would flock to the city to engage in   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

07/01 | 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.

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.


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