Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both sides, it has puzzled generations of researchers.
An extinct strain of the human Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been discovered in Bronze Age human skeletons found in burial sites across Europe and Asia.
The main diseases treated in the Asclepeia were: chronic neuropsychological disorders, skin diseases and chronic lung diseases.
It’s flu season! Are you feeling under the weather? Definitely don’t do what this quiz tells you to. But if you’re curious about how a doctor in ancient Greece would treat your symptoms, go no further
Ancient Greek medicine was a complex practice perceived as something between myth and reality, as an expression of a magical divinatory, and an empirical technical practice.
Named after the bishop of Carthage whose writings supply some of the most vivid testimony about the event, the Plague of Cyprian is attested in circum-Mediterranean populations from AD 249 until 270.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.
Find out if medicine from the ancient world would be just what the doctor ordered!
I selected the treatises The Nature of Women, Diseases of Young Girls, and Diseases of Women, to examine how physicians would theoretically treat women with a wide variety of diseases. I