Strange Science: Medicine Two and a Half Millennia Ago

Ancient Egyptian medical tools of an era not too distant in time from the Turkish medical center

Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a health center and medical tools from approximately 2,600 years ago. While the tools are not exactly like those pictured here, they bear some resemblance to these Egyptian medical tools and add to the information we have about ancient medicine.

The town, located on a small island in Lake Uluabat in the southern Marmara region, was known as a center for health and medicine in the time when these tools come from. This excavation sheds additional light on the history and culture of the town, as well as the medical scientific knowledge of the time.

You can read more about this excavation here.

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