Massasoit (l. c. 1581-1661 CE) was the sachem (chief) of the Wampanoag Confederacy of modern-day New England, USA. Massasoit (also given as Massasoyt) is a title meaning Great Sachem; his given name was Ousamequin of the Pokanoket tribe of...
The Yakushiji temple, located in Nara, Japan, is the headquarters of the Buddhist Hosso sect and one of the most important temples in the country. Originally founded in 680 CE at Fujiwara-kyo but then relocated to Nara in 718 CE, its famous...
Juba II (c. 48 BCE - 23 CE) was a Numidian prince and the king of Mauretania from c. 25 BCE until his death in 23 CE. He was raised in the household of Julius Caesar (c. 100-44 BCE) and married Cleopatra Selene II (40 - c. 17/5 BCE), the...
Empuries (also Emporiae or Emporion) was a Greek and then Roman colony on the northeastern coast of Spain. Thriving as a local and Mediterranean trading centre, it prospered from the 6th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Several times the...
A Day in the Life of an Ancient Egyptian Doctor - Elizabeth Cox
It’s another sweltering morning in Memphis, Egypt. As the sunlight brightens the Nile, Peseshet checks her supplies. Honey, garlic, cumin, acacia leaves, cedar oil — she’s well stocked with the essentials she needs to treat her patients...
Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia
June 26, 2006 Walter Farber, Professor of Assyriology, University of Chicago From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center...
How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus - Simona Zompi
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-we-conquered-the-deadly-smallpox-virus-simona-zompi For 10,000 years, humanity suffered from the scourge of smallpox. The virus killed almost a third of its victims within two weeks and left...
A Mysterious Illness Kills One Third of Athenians (430-427 BCE)
Learn about the plague in Athens and the devastation it caused in this webisode connected to our full episode Inside the National Archeological Museum.
A mysterious illness kills one third of Athenians
Learn about the plague in Athens and the devastation it caused.
Ancient Greece: Developments in Medical Knowledge
This brief video examines the various developments in medical knowledge and human anatomy.