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Medicine in Ancient Egypt Part II at the Township Library

Come to the Lower Southampton Township Library, 1983 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville, on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00pm and learn all about Medicine in Ancient Egypt from a University of Pennsylvania archaeologist, Dr. Stephen Phillips.

Did the ancient Egyptians understand human anatomy and did they practice medicine? The answer is yes.

Outlined in detail on several surviving ancient Egyptian papyri (surprisingly complex, and perhaps effective medical procedures, uncannily similar to medicine today) provide intriguing evidence as to the skill level of ancient Egypt’s physicians.

In Part II of “Medicine in Ancient Egypt,” Dr. Steve will take you behind the scenes on a modern dig in Egypt, where we examine several actual cases from his recent excavations in the vast cemeteries surrounding the Great Pyramids and Sphinx.

Highlights of his richly illustrated presentation include the discovery of ancient Egyptian human skeletal remains that display the successful treatment of serious wounds, as well as direct evidence of diseases still extant in humankind today.

Dr. Stephen Phillips from the Penn Museum specializes in archaeology and physical anthropology, specifically the analysis of ancient Egyptian human remains, mummies, and the mummification process.

He has spoken at the Township Library many times and is one of the library’s favorite speakers. For more information, contact the library at 215-355-1183.