CAIRO – 19 May 2021: In 2021, the International Museum Day shed light on museums recovering from the repercussions of the global pandemic and re-imagining the future of work during the current crisis and in its aftermath, under the title ‘The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine".
On May 18 , the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir displayed an artifact that highlights the importance of doctors in ancient Egypt.
It is a painted limestone statue of Niankhre II, identified as the “Inspector of Physicians Limestone”, spanning back to the Fiftch Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, Giza, JE 53150.
The medical profession is one of the most noble and honorable professions. Doctors are respected and appreciated, and they have a vital role today in confronting the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis.
A doctor has a fundamental and effective role in helping society, advancing and preserving its capacity through disease resistance and elimination.
Archaeologists have found a number of written records that describe ancient Egyptian medical practice, including the Ebers Papyrus. The scroll provides evidence of some sound scientific procedures.
The heart, according to the Ebers Papyrus, is the center of the body’s blood supply and every corner of the body is attached to blood vessels.
The Egyptians also practiced various medical specialties, so there was dentistry, ophthalmology and internal diseases.
The ancient Egyptians’ practice of preserving deceased people as mummies meant that they learned something about how the human body works.
Hygiene was an important part of the life of ancient Egyptians. Houses contained primitive bathrooms and toilet adornments. The appearance and cleanliness of the exterior of the house was also considered important.
Ancient Egyptians were diligent in giving themselves selfcare, wash themselves regularly, their clothes and their food utensils, which helped protect their health.
The ancient Egyptians knew advanced medical methods, which combined spiritual treatments, herbal remedies and surgery.