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𓂀 Just What the Doctor Ordered in Ancient Egypt (1 -4 students) 𓂀

Learn what the ancient Egyptians - the earliest known physicians in history - prescribed for headaches, constipation, broken bones and infertility, among many other minor ailments and serious conditions.
Ilene Sennuwy Springer
149 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 54 learners
year olds
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Meets once
55 minute class
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Class Experience

Students will learn:
1. "The mortality rate following medical procedures in ancient Egypt was probably less than that of any European hospital in the Christian era until the Mid-20th Century, CE, according to Joshua Mark," director of the online Ancient History Encyclopedia.
2. How archaeologists and Egyptologists have learned about the ancient Egyptians' longevity.
3. What different medical papyri have taught us about the ancient Egyptians' medical expertise.
4. What the prevailing illnesses and trauma the ancient Egyptians suffered from.
5. How experts have used modern technology, such as X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs to observe the dental and skeletal conditions of the pharaohs and queens of ancient Egypt.
6. How the process of mummification helped the ancient Egyptians learn anatomy.
7. The one big anatomical mistake the ancient Egyptians made regarding the functioning of a major part of the body.
I hold a Certificate of Museum Studies from Harvard University and a Diploma in Egyptology from Oxford College in England.  And I’ve been to Egypt three times on personalized, educational tours.

I've been captivated by ancient Egypt since I was 10 years old.  And I feel it's my destiny to share my enthusiasm for and expertise on this beautiful and brilliant 5000-year-old civilization with all of you.  I hope to see you soon in this class.  I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn.  And, please, if you like, call me Ms. Sennuwy - my chosen ancient Egyptian name.
There is no required homework for this one-time class, although I do encourage students to research more on their own by sending them additional resources on ancient Egyptian medicine at the end of this class.
 1 file available upon enrollment
No supplies are required except something to write on and with if a student wants to take his or her own notes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be an informal, fun quiz at the beginning of the class (which students can download before) to see how much they know about ancient Egyptian medicine, and I will go over the same quiz with the students to see what they've learned after the class.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The only sensitive topics may be ancient Egyptian art that does show male and female nudity.  There is also a mentioning of cannabis regularly used to treat many ailments.
I will refer to the online Ancient History Encyclopedia which has excellent images and information on medicine in ancient Egypt.


Ilene Sennuwy Springer
Lives in the United States
The Ancient Egyptian Room with Sennuwy
149 total reviews
255 completed classes

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