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medicine, Mesopotamia

Medical manuscripts of papyrus, parchment, or paper undergo repeated copying and perhaps revision over the centuries, frequently by different cultures and even in other languages. By virtue of their durability, medical clay tablets from Mesopotamia lie closer to their contexts of composition, transmission, and usage, providing snapshots in time of how knowledge was “packaged” and employed in real-life scenarios. ..." – By John Z. Wee

Symeon the Stylite the Younger

"Symeon was born in Antioch to his mother Martha from Antioch and his father John from Edessa in 521 CE. He died in his monastery upon the Wondrous Mountain, located approximately 18 kilometres (11 miles) southwest of Antioch, in 592 CE. Symeon spent his early years in Antioch until the earthquake of 526 CE. ..." – By Dina Boero and Charles Kuper

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