Hygieia, Palazzo Altemps
A Pentelic marble bust of Hygieia, the Greek and Roman goddess of medicine and healing. 2nd century CE. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome)
Statue of Asklepios
Statue of Asclepius, the Greek God of medicine, holding the symbolic Rod of Asclepius with its coiled serpent. The Glypotek, Copenhagen.
Citizenship is and always has been a valued possession of any individual. When one studies the majority of ancient empires one finds that the concept of citizenship, in any form, was non-existent. The people in these societies did not and...
Roman baths were designed for bathing and relaxing and were a common feature of cities throughout the Roman empire. Baths included a wide diversity of rooms with different temperatures, as well as swimming pools and places to read, relax...
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Greek Prince
An artist's depiction of a bedridden young prince in the ancient Mediterranean, likely Greece or Macedon. From the game Old World.
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Woman
An artist's depiction of an ailing queen in the ancient Mediterranean, likely Greece or Macedon. From the game Old World.
Hygieia, Vatican Museums
A Roman statue of unknown date depicting Hygieia, the goddess of Health. Believed to be a copy of a 2nd century BCE original. (Vatican Museums, Rome).
The Early History of Clove, Nutmeg, & Mace
The spices clove, nutmeg, and mace originated on only a handful of tiny islands in the Indonesian archipelago but came to have a dramatic, far-reaching impact on world trade. In antiquity, they became popular in the medicines of India and...
Roman Medicine: An Overview
This video is a brief description and overview of ancient Roman medicine.
The Magical Lullaby of Ancient Egypt
The Magical Lullaby (popularly known as Charm for the Protection of a Child) is an inscription from the 16th or 17th century BCE. The poem exemplifies the ancient Egyptian's personal religious and spiritual practices as it is a spell which...