Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Ancient Hippocrates text discovered in Egypt


Posted on Monday, 17 July, 2017 | Comment icon 3 comments

Hippocrates lived over 2,000 years ago. Image Credit: Public Domain
Archaeologists have uncovered new writings by Hippocrates, the famed 'father of Western medicine'.
There are few doctors as well known as Hippocrates, a physician whose teachings have been so influential to the field of medicine over the centuries that even today, some medical students still choose to swear his oath to adhere to ethical medical principles.

Now archaeologists have revealed that they have identified a previously unseen manuscript inscribed with some of the ancient doctor's lost medical recipes from the 4th and 5th centuries BC.

It was discovered by monks during restorations of the St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt.
The writings were found on a Sinai Palimpsest - a type of stretched leather. Due to how expensive this type of material was to produce, it was common for new texts to be written over the top of old ones.

In this case, the Hippocrates text had been overwritten with passages from the Bible.

"The manuscript, which contains three medical texts, will be enlisted among the oldest and the most important manuscripts in the world," said researcher Michael Phelps.

Source: National Geographic | Comments (3)


Tags: Hippocrates


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Nzo on 17 July, 2017, 22:08
I wonder if this is where the origin for the word hypocrite comes from? It would explain a lot.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Krater on 18 July, 2017, 4:14
Ummm...no. Hypocrite is derived from the Greek word for an actor (hypokrites), meaning someone that pretends to be something they're not. *snip*
Comment icon #3 Posted by seanjo on 18 July, 2017, 12:22
I would like to see what the medical recipes are for and if they are actually effective.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6752752
281186
185653

 
'Terror crocodile' had teeth the size of bananas
8-11-2020
A new study has revealed the immense power of one of the largest crocodilians ever to walk the Earth.
Diamond-encrusted COVID mask sells for $1.5M
8-11-2020
A jeweler in Israel has created and sold what is being described as the world's most expensive COVID mask.
John Cleese on the possibility of life after death
8-10-2020
The 80-year-old comedy veteran is a keen proponent of the idea that existence does not simply end when we die.
Should lithium be added to our drinking water ?
8-10-2020
A new study suggests that adding the psychoactive chemical to water supplies could reduce suicide rates.
Stories & Experiences
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 
Glowing red eyes
5-9-2020 | Fields, Louisiana
 
Two creature sightings
5-1-2020 | Augusta and Louisana
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ