Milk was fed to sick ancient Egyptian children from these ceramic Bes jars in hopes that the milk would be transformed into medicine. New Kingdom, Late Period, BC) Photographed at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California.
Scribe Documenting Ancient Egyptian Medicine -- The Egyptian manuscripts reveal an interest in meditation, mysticism, the after-life, and healing rituals that include using oils, herbs and rooms that were filled with different colours for healing.
Tomb Relief of the Chief Physician Amenhotep and Family. (limestone with traces of paint, 128 x 119.5 cms). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1279-1257 BC. Now in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio. Ancient Egyptian medicine was held in high esteem, and...
Nefertiti offers oils to Isis - Egyptian talent for formulating scented oils was legendary, and their oils were certainly potent: Calcite pots filled with richly scented oils still held a faint odor when King Tutankamen’s tomb was opened years later.