Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Monatsarchiv für May 2015

Earliest case of leprosy found in UK examined

An international team led by the University of Leiden examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex (southeast England) during the 1950s. The bones of the man, probably in his 20s, show changes consistent with leprosy, such as narrowing of the toe bones and damage to the joints, suggesting a […]

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Markham J. Geller, Principal Investigator of the BabMed-Project, “The Babylonian Talmud: Things are not Always What They Seem”

In his presentation at the Workshop “How Jews Know – Epistemologies of Jewish Knowledge” Markham J. Geller will attempt to show that a lengthy anecdote in the Babylonian Talmud actually addresses a completely different topic than what it purports to discuss, showing how a secular (and controversial) theme, probably originating in another cultural milieu, was […]

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Heinrich von Staden “Therapie und Klassifizierung der Geisteskrankheiten im ersten Jahrhundert: Aulus Cornelius Celsus”

Am Mittwoch den 20.5.2015 wird Heinrich von Staden (Princeton / Berlin) im Rahmen des Althistorischen Colloquiums an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin einen Vortrag mit dem Titel „Therapie und Klassifizierung der Geisteskrankheiten im ersten Jahrhundert:  Aulus Cornelius Celsus“ halten.   Ort: FRS 191-193, 4026 Zeit: Mittwoch 18.15  – 20.30 Uhr  Eric Schmidtchen  

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Late Ancient Knowing: Explorations in Intellectual History

In this collection of essays, edited by Catherine M. Chin and Moulie Vidas, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the activity of knowing in late antiquity by focusing on thirteen major concepts from the intellectual, social, political, and cultural history of the period. They ask two questions about each of these concepts: what did […]

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Toiletry and Hygiene in Sumeria

Toiletry kits have been found around the ancient world from the Indus Valley to Britain, and range in time from the 3rd millennium BCE to the modern day, albeit in varied forms. The article focuses on the toiletry kits found at the sumerian city of Ur, dating to the Early Dynastic Period (ca. 2750-2600 BCE). […]

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