First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

9 Science and technology: astronomy and medicine in Mesopotamia and Egypt

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter describes the scientific, medical and technological accomplishments in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Topics include: - celestial divination - omen astrology - the substitute king ritual - the lunar calendar - understanding the lunar month - the 'ideal' month - naming the constellations - the zodiac and astrology - horoscopic astrology - Babylonian astrology - astronomy and astrology in Egypt - pyramid shafts - the calendar and astronomy - the civil calendar - the lunar calendar - Thoth and Khons - start clocks - the legacy of Near Eastern celestial knowledge - disease and the rise of civilization - medicine in Mesopotamia - magic by sympathy and contagion - treatment of disease in ancient Mesopotamia - surgery - magico- religious healers - training - pregnancy, childbirth and abortion - dental care - anatomical knowledge - medical papyri - traumatic injuries - sanitation - the transmission of medical traditions

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Chadwick, Robert . 9 Science and technology: astronomy and medicine in Mesopotamia and Egypt. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 108-125 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18663. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18663. Jan 2005

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