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The Science and the Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians

EGYT 1495 S01 [CRN: 16788]

This course presents a survey of the science and medicine of the ancient Egyptians in light of the primary sources. Only fields of learning represented in some systematic way in the primary sources are deemed worthy of study, mainly four: mathematics, medicine, astronomy, and time-reckoning. Zoology, botany, chemistry, architecture, etc., are not discussed. The Egyptians probably had some notion of the kinds of knowledge on which these subjects focus. But no systematic treatment of any survives in the extant sources and none probably ever existed. There are no prerequisites for this class.
Fall 2019
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10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
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