Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Monatsarchiv für September 2015

COLLABORATIVE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP “Scholarship between clay and light. Libraries, archives and documents in the Eastern world” of the SFB 980

Prof. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum (Head: Project A01), Prof. Jochem Kahl (Head: Project A02), Prof. Jörg Klinger (Head: Project A01), and Prof. Eung-Jeung Lee (Head: SFB Associate Project) are presenting the workshop on ‘Scholarship between clay and light. Libraries, archives and documents in the Eastern world’ of the SFB 980. J. Cale Johnson, BabMed Deputy head, will […]

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“Medicine and Philosophy in Antiquity”, conference program

October 1st-3rd, 2015, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI Since it has become increasingly common that the philosophical and medical traditions of the Ancient World developed together, it is getting clear that both must be studied in conjunction as well. Disciplinary boundaries and the vast body of relevant material often tend to reinforce the separation […]

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Medical Knowledge from Ancient Babylonia to Talmudic Babylonia

BabMed Working Session in Jerusalem: On September 20, 2015, Israel prize winner Shamma Friedman and head of the BabMed partner project at Bar-Ilan University invites the public to discuss the links in medical knowledge between the Babylonian eras of Ancient Mesopotamia and the Bavli. Deputy head of project, Aaron Amit, will give insights to the […]

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TOPOI-Lecture on Conceptualisations of Body Processes in Ancient Egypt

  Rune Nyord, Cambridge University, is presenting his lecture on ‘Hidden Realms: Conceptualisation of Internal Body Processes in Ancient Egyptian Thought’.    Dr. Rune Nyord is Egyptologist, and fellow at Christ’s College in Cambridge where he has worked on the project Conceptions of the ‘afterlife’ in ancient Egyptian mortuary religion funded by the Carlsberg Foundation […]

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How a pregnant woman died of parasites in Ancient Greece

Hidden within an ancient bronze water jug exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki in Greece are the cremated remains of three elite individuals.  Anthropologists examining the fragments have come to a startling conclusion about cause of death: the pregnant woman may have died when a parasitic cyst ruptured, killing her and her baby. Read […]

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