The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS inhabited a perilous land. In addition to the dangerous animals with which they came into regular contact--including lions, hippopotami, crocodiles, snakes, and scorpions--they were subject to diseases with causes that were not well understood. As a result, the Egyptians amassed a wealth of knowledge about the treatment of injuries and disease. Furthermore, to protect themselves from perils, both seen and unseen, they incorporated powerful talismans into their art.
This long-neglected area of Egyptian art is explored in the exhibition, "The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt," providing a new perspective on some 65 of the most beautiful and intriguing …
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Publication information: Article title: The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: USA TODAY. Volume: 134. Issue: 2725 Publication date: October 2005. Page number: 8+. © 2009 Society for the Advancement of Education. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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