A Mesopotamian Tablet with Gynaecological Recipe Against Miscarriage

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 April 2016
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A medical recipe was written on this clay tablet to prevent miscarriage. It recommends that a women should wear for 3 days a particular species of dried edible mouse which has been stuffed with myrrh. Probably from Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 600-400 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 14). A Mesopotamian Tablet with Gynaecological Recipe Against Miscarriage. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4903/a-mesopotamian-tablet-with-gynaecological-recipe-a/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "A Mesopotamian Tablet with Gynaecological Recipe Against Miscarriage." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 14, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4903/a-mesopotamian-tablet-with-gynaecological-recipe-a/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "A Mesopotamian Tablet with Gynaecological Recipe Against Miscarriage." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Apr 2016. Web. 20 Oct 2021.