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Health and wellbeing in the ancient world
Health and wellbeing in the ancient world

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Celsus [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] : Here you can find the full text of Celsus.
Cicero, Tusculan Disputations: Here you can find an older translation of the full text.
Royce Morris, ‘The economy of Oxyrhynchus in the first century’: Here you can find more on the context of Tryphon.
Vindolanda Tablets Online: Oxford University host an online edition of the Vindolanda Tablets.
Vindolanda Tablets Online II: Oxford University’s sister site for exploring the Vindolanda Tablets.
How did Gallo-Roman physicians treat their patients? A look into the earliest pharmacopoeias of France: In this article, Danielle Gourevitch writes about medicine in Gaul in particular.
The Pozzino Tablets: In this article, Laurence Totelin tries to interpret the Pozzino Tablets.
Votive body parts: The Roman city of Wroxeter had a temple dedicated to a god with the power to cure the eye diseases that were common in Roman times.
Make-up, another thing the Romans did for us: This Telegraph article describes the findings from the first analysis of a rare Roman skin cream.
A 2,000-year old secret is out: The University of Bristol recreated the 2,000-year-old Roman cosmetic cream using modern technology.
Not Philip II of Macedon: This article published in Archaeology in 2000 discusses the skeleton incorrectly thought to be Philip II of Macedon.
Reconstructing Seianti - Learning from human remains: Seianti’s skeleton: On facial reconstruction, an Etruscan example, shows the basic principles. This is one of four videos about Seianti.
Researchers have just reconstructed a 2,300-year-old Egyptian Mummy’s face: This article describes how Australian researchers have constructed the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy, using a 3D printer to create a replica skull and forensic sculpting techniques to bring it to life.
The science and art of the facial reconstruction process: This video demonstrates the process of facial reconstruction completed by museum specialist Gay Malin.