Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Monatsarchiv für November 2013

BabMed Launch am 2.12.2013

Poster   The BabMed Project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC Grant agreement no. 323596.

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Sir Geoffrey Lloyd’s Visit

Undertaking a project such as “Babylonian Medicine” is by no means a simple task. It compels us to deal with the complex questions that the ancient medical texts raise, such as to what extent these texts deal with magic or medicine or whether we should simply refer to healing practices? Is a given ancient term […]

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Welcome to BabMed

BabMed represents the first ever comprehensive study of ancient Babylonian medical science since the decipherment of cuneiform, comprising the largest ancient collection of medical data before Hippocrates. The latest phase of Babylonian medicine, as preserved in Aramaic in the Babylonian Talmud, has never been systematically studied in the light of older cuneiform materials. The absence […]

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