A History of Disease in Ancient Times: More Lethal than War by Philip Norrie

By Philip Norrie

This ebook exhibits how bubonic plague and smallpox helped finish the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age within the close to East and later the Carthaginian Empire. The ebook will study all of the attainable infectious illnesses found in precedent days and exhibit that lifestyles used to be a regular fight for survival both averting or scuffling with opposed to those infectious disorder epidemics. The publication will argue that infectious illness epidemics are a serious hyperlink within the chain of causation for the death of so much civilizations within the historical international and that historic historians should still not forget about them, as is at the moment the case.

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Egyptian Historical Records of the later Eighteenth Dynasty” (V, Warminster, 1994) 44–45. Ibid, 44. html, 1. Accessed 9 December 2012 which states, when discussing the Sed festival, “The purpose of the festival seems to have been the renewal of the physical and supernatural energies of the king”. Ibid. , “Insect Remains from the Collections in the Egyptian Museum in Turin”, (Archaeometry, Vol. 45, Number 2, Wiley-Blackwell, 2003) 355–362. , “Fleas from Pharaonic Amarna”, (Antiquity 75, 2001) 499–500.

15 The chamber contained no bodies but had artefacts for the king’s sister Tiaa, his granddaughter Nebetta, many other princesses, butlers, guards, accountants and an embalmer. One explanation for the tomb being empty is that the bodies had “been disposed of in a more expedient manner”16 earlier because they had died of plague, and the empty tomb was a reburial cenotaph completed later. Rind also had “been surprised by the poverty of goods placed within the royal cenotaph. 17 This is as a result of the lack of artisans available to produce them.

3. cit) 200. 4. , (1998), Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, (University of Michigan Press, 1998) 11–12. 5. ” (KMT, Vol 17, Number 3, 2006) 36. 6. , Popular Religion in Egypt during the New Kingdom, (Hildesheim, 1987) 29. He noted that her cult arose in the New Kingdom, becoming especially strong during the reign of Amenhotep III. HOW DISEASE AFFECTED THE HISTORY OF THE EGYPTIAN EMPIRE 35 7. Ibid. Note for Reference 7: This is also verified by the St. htm, 5. Accessed 7 December 2012 where it states “At some point Amenhotep III had many statues of Sakhmet erected in the temple of Mut precinct in Karnak.

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