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Shock and Awe: The Performance Dimension of Galen’s Anatomy Demonstrations
Galen’s anatomical demonstrations on living animals constitute...
Magic in Ancient Greece
For the Greeks magic (mageia or goeteia) was a wide-ranging topic...
The Mandrake and the Ancient World
The mandrake is one of the plants which still grows widely in...
Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum), scanned from 15th century manuscript...
Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists
An illustration of seven noted physicians and botanists from ancient...
Roman Votive Male Torso, from Isola Farnese
Ancient Romans often dedicated votive objects to specific gods...
Roman Votive Face
This glazed and painted terracotta face of uncertain provenance...
Roman Military Hospital, Novae
The Roman military hospital (or Valetudinarium) in Novae, Bulgaria...
Skull with Trephination
A Neolithic (3500 BCE) skull showing evidence of a trephination...
Hygieia, Vatican Museums
A Roman statue of unknown date depicting Hygieia, the goddess of...
Ancient Mesopotamian Pharmacist Prepares Elixir
An Arab folio on which is depicted a pharmacist preparing an elixir...
This plaque was used for protection against Lamashtu, a female...