An illustration of a tomb relief at Ankhmaho, Saqqara showing an Egyptian circumcision ceremony. 2350-2000 BCE.
Achilles Tending to Patroclus
Red-figure kylix depicting the hero Achilles tending to the wounds of Patroclus, who was wounded by an arrow. Attributed to the Sosias Painter. c. 500 BCE. 32.1 cm (12.2 in) in diameter. Vulci, Italy. (Altes Museum)
Fresco with Wounded Aeneas
Fresco depicting Iapyx removing an arrowhead from Aeneas' thigh. Venus stands over while beside Aeneas stands his young son Ascanius. 1st century CE (between 45 and 79 CE), from Pompeii. (Naples National Archaeological Museum).
Roman Military Hospital, Novae
The Roman military hospital (or Valetudinarium) in Novae, Bulgaria. Novae was the site of an important Roman fortress along the Danubian border. Like other major Roman fortresses along the borders of the Roman Empire, this fort had its own...
Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists
An illustration of seven noted physicians and botanists from ancient Greece in the Vienna Dioscurides(aka the Juliana Anicia Codex), a 6th Century CE Byzantine manuscript of De Materia Medica by Dioscurides (c. 40 - 90 CE). The illustration...
Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus
The Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus (c. 1800 BCE) deals with conception and pregnancy issues as well as contraception. It is kept in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Egyptian Medical Instruments
A relief from the Temple of Kom Ombo depicting various Egyptian medical instruments. Ptolemaic Period.
Egyptian Woman Giving Birth
A relief from the Temple of Kom Ombo of a woman sitting on a birthing stool. Ptolemaic Period.
Ancient Mesopotamian Pharmacist Prepares Elixir
An Arab folio on which is depicted a pharmacist preparing an elixir. From the manuscript of the De Materia Medica by Dioscorides, 1st century CE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Knife & Leg Relief, Temple of Edfu
A detail of a relief at the Temple of Edfu, Egypt showing a knife and leg. Ptolemaic Period.