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Votive male torso, Roman, 200BC-200AD

votive ears from the British Science Museum Votive offerings were (and are) objects left in a sacred place with the hope and expectation of healing. This tradition traces back through ancient Greek history.

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Roman Votive Ear Panel, century AD Made from marble with a Greek inscription “"IAEICEYXHN”“(? Votive offerings were presented to a god, sometimes either in the hope of a cure or as thanks.

Archaeologists working in Thebes discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.

Archaeologists have uncovered the human remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. The researchers also found a giant bonfire where many of the plague victims were incinerated.

The oldest known portrait, 26,000 years old

jtotheizzoe: The oldest portrait of a woman ever found, dated yrs ago, carved in mammoth ivory & proving that even our early ancestors could capture the expressive nature of the human face in a style that was uniquely meaningful to them

Princely figure with jeweled crown [Iran] (67.119) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Standing Figure with Jeweled Headdress

Princely figure with jeweled crown [Iran]

The Mammoth Ivory Male head from Dolni Vestonice

This carved head in ivory is dated to about years old. It seems to depict a man with very heavy brows, long straight hair. it’s thought that he may have been the top of a staff, with his long hair curled around it.

4,000 Years of Birth Control and Counting. 1838: More Barrier Methods.It was in this year that German gynecologist Friedrich Wilde created small, custom-made rubber pessaries — early cervical caps — following the German practice of applying discs of melted and molded beeswax to the cervix. In the 1860s, American inventor Edward Bliss Foote developed the “womb veil,” a thin tissue of rubber to cover the cervix...

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4000 year history of birth control, from crocodile dung BC) to the modern day pill. Photo is of barrier methods circa

Articulated figure, also made of mammoth ivory & around 26,000 years old. Found near Brno in the Czech Republic, was buried beside the body of a man in his 40s. "The ivory figurine has a strange spectral face," says Jill Cook, of British Museum, "while at the bottom of head, there is a little hollow that would have allowed head to rotate. Similarly, its arms could have come up & down. The legs – which are missing – probably did the same. As to its purpose? This was a puppet, the world's…

Articulated Figure of Carved Mammoth Ivory -- Circa BCE -- Discovered…

Vin Mariana (with cocaine):Vin Mariani was a very popular wine and coca productIt was so popular that American John Pemberton manufactured a similar product that he called French Wine Coca.  Pemberton removed the alcohol and his product evolved into the modern day Coca Cola.

Vin Mariani was a very popular wine and coca product invented around 1963 by Angelo Mariani. This bottle is likely from around 1892 and was still marketed as a health tonic.

Nursing woman, a terracotta statuette, probably a votive in hope of/ thanksgiving for a successful childbirth. Roman, from near the military camp in Pförring, Bavaria. Munich, Archäologische Staatssammlung, 2nd century CE

Nursing woman, a terracotta statuette, probably a votive in hope of/ thanksgiving for a successful childbirth. Roman, from near the military camp in Pförring, Bavaria. Munich, Archäologische Staatssammlung, 2nd century CE

ancient toy buffalo on wheels, Magna Graecia

Toy buffalo on wheels, terracotta, Magna Graecia, Archaic Age, circa century BCE

Anatomical Votive  Marble  Found near the Pnyx in Athens  2nd/3rd Century AD  Roman  Marble votive relief with eyes. It was dedicated to Zeus, and placed in the shrine by one Philomation, either in the hope of preventing eye disease or a thank-offering for a cure.    Source: British Museum

Anatomical Votive Marble Found near the Pnyx in Athens Century AD Roman Marble votive relief with eyes. It was dedicated to Zeus, and placed in the shrine by one Philomation, either in the.

Doctor's bag, from Tibet, c. 1850-1930. A leather and cloth medicine bag with drawstring, containing 50 small leather bags full of medicine, plus instruments.  Via sciencemuseum.org.uk

The Tibetan doctor's bag contained minerals and herbs, a horn and spatula

Figurine of a man  Period: Predynastic, early Naqada II Date: ca. 3650–3450 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Ivory (elephant) Dimensions: h. 6.5 x w. 2.2 x d. 0.9 cm (2 9/16 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Figurine of a man

Predynastic Egyptian art ~Male Figurine , Predynastic Period, late Naqada I–early Naqada II .

Eingeweidekrug eines Tempelleiters Tefnacht, Sohn des Tempelleiters Psammetich | 26. Dynastie

Eingeweidekrug eines Tempelleiters Tefnacht, Sohn des Tempelleiters Psammetich | 26. Dynastie

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