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    Calculation of the surface area of a terrain at Umma, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Ur III Clay tablet (2100 BCE) 7 x 5.8 cm AO 5677


    Sheep's liver. Terracotta model Late middle Syrian period (late 14th to early 12th BCE) from Emar (Mascana) 10.8 x 11 x 4.1 cm


    Harpocrates, deified Egyptian physician. Terracotta figurine (Graeco-Roman Period, 1st-3rd CE) from Egypt.


    Asklepios and Hygiea before their faithful followers. Votive stone relief (end 4th BCE) from Greece. Ma 755


    Hippocrates of Kos (often identified with Chrysippos). Marble bust Height 36 cm MA 326


    The baptism of Vladimir, Prince of Kiev, in Cherson in 988. His entire court is baptized with him. Left Prince Vladimir's palace, right that of his fiancee, Anna Porphyrogenetes. From the Radziwill Chronicle, page 62 v., 612 miniatures, late 15th

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    The signs of the Zodiac from the mosaic floor of the cathedral of Otranto, southern Italy. March: a burgher washes his feet. April: a shepherd takes his flock out to graze. The cathedral was built in 1088, the mosaic floor was completed in 1166. See also 40-11-24/36-46


    Telescope, triangle, magnet compass, hourglass and pendulum clock (16th and 17th), which belonged to Galileo Galilei.


    Zodiac and the sun,fol.38 recto, from the "Breviary of love" (codex provencal) by Master Ermengol de Beziers,13th.


    Abu Bakr Ibn Usuf, astrolabe, 1216.


    A doctor operating on the skull of a patient.From the "Liber notabilium Philippi Septimi",by Guy de Pavia. Ms.334/569,fol.18.Italy,1345.


    A lesson in dissection at the Medical School of Montpellier.From the "Grande Chirurgie" by Guy de Chauliac,1363.Ms.H.184,fol.14 verso.


    The plague in Germany during the 6th century. From "Le miroir historial" by Vincent Beauvais, France,15th,Ms.722/1196,fol.4.Top:monsters of the plague fly over a German town;below:Pope Gregory.


    A phoenix plucks at vegetation with it beak and talons.At right it lies in the flames,ready to be reborn from the ashes. Illustration from a page of text from a Bestiary or moralized natural history in Latin. The principal source is a translation of the Greek work called Physiologu. Roy.12.C.XIX.fol.49v (detail)


    Karl Marx (1818-1883) was an influential philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary organizer of the International Workingmen's Association. While Marx addressed a wide range of issues, he is most famous for his analysis of history in terms of class struggles, summed up in the opening line of the introduction to the Communist Manifesto: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle." Photography, 19th century.


    Claudius Ptolemy (2nd century BCE),Greek astronomer and geographer. From a series of 28 portraits,painted around 1475 for the studiolo of Margrave Federigo da Montefeltre of Urbino. Wood, 98 x 66,3 cm M.I.657


    The death of Seneca. Ascribed to van Oost. Around 1640 Canvas, 234 x 171 cm Inv. 2929


    Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) and wife, French chemist executed during the French Revolution. Oil on canvas (1788) 286 x 224 cm Inv. 1977-10


    The Lion of Saint Mark. Oil on canvas (1516) 130 x 368 cm


    A Neanderthal tomb burial from La Chapelle aux Saints, France, dating from about 50,000 years ago. The extreme infirmities of the skeleton of an old man found at La Chapelle suggest that he was cared for by other members of his clan, or he would not have survived as long as he did. Such discoveries helped to change the original perception of Neanderthals as being brutish and ape-like.


    The snake charmer, 10th century. A Persian representation of the constellation Ophicus, also known as the serpent holder. From the star catalogue of the Persian astronomer Al-Sufi. Code: 0210005343

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    Warfalowas Urfalla and the weather god Ivriz. Plaster cast of a bas-relief (Late Hittite, 9th BCE) from Ereglisi (near Konya), Turkey.


    Kudurru with Gula, goddess of medicine. Kassite period, 1595-1200 BCE Brought as booty from Babylon to Susa in the 12th BCE. Limestone, H: 36 cm Sb 27


    Amphiaraios, the physician, treats the shoulder of a young man. The same young man on a bed, while a snake licks his shoulder. Votiv relief offered by Archinos to Amphiaraios,to whom god-like honours were given for his oracles and cures. 49 x 54.5 cm Inv. 3369


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