Top 5 Facts - Aristotle
A pioneering philosopher and one of the most pivotal in a line of great men who informed our understanding of the world; here are 5 facts about Aristotle. For more historical facts and features, visit http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/...
In Egypt, the patron god of magic and medicine was Heka. He is often depicted as a man carrying a staff and knife, and ancient Egyptian doctors were called Priests of Heka. Magic was as integral a part of medical practice in ancient Egypt...
The Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta's Compendium) is considered the oldest text in the world on plastic surgery and is highly regarded as one of the Great Trilogy of Ayurvedic Medicine. This copy is located in the Los Angeles County Museum of...
Mount with Bust of Minerva, Elginhaugh
Minerva (Menrva) was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, poetry, and magic and a member of the Capitoline triad (together with god Jupiter and goddess Juno). From Elginhaugh, Scotland, late 1st century to late 2nd century CE. (National...
Statue of Asclepius from Cos
Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. Marble. Hellenistic Period, 2nd century BCE. Copy of an original dating to the 5th century BCE. From Cos, Istankoy, in modern-day Greece. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).
Garcia de Orta
A portrait of the Portuguese Renaissance naturalist Garcia de Orta by Veloso Salgado. (From "Portuguese Medicine", c. 1906)
The 4th century BCE statue of Asclepius from the god of medicine's sanctuary at Empuries (Emporiae), Spain. The statue was carved using Parian and Pentelic marble.
Wine Culture in the Hellenistic Mediterranean
The culture of drinking wine was enjoyed throughout the Mediterranean world, and what is true now was true in antiquity, too: wine is always good business. The Hellenistic Period (c. 335-30 BCE), between Alexander the Great and Cleopatra...
Rubin Museum's Faith and Empire: Tibetan Buddhist Art
Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism, a new exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, explores the dynamic historical intersection of politics, religion, and art as reflected through Tibetan Buddhism. The exhibition...
Prof. Allison discusses John Winthrop's life and accomplishments. This course explores the history of Boston from the 1600’s to the present day. Learn about the native people who lived on the land we now know as Boston before the Puritans...