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Squanto
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Squanto

Squanto (l. c. 1585-1622 CE) was the Native American of the Patuxet tribe who helped the English settlers of Plymouth Colony (later known as pilgrims) survive in their new home by teaching them how to plant crops, fish, and hunt. He is also...
Suppiluliuma I
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Suppiluliuma I

Suppiluliuma I (1344-1322 BCE) is considered the most powerful and impressive king of the Hittite Empire. He was the son of Tudhaliya II (also known as Tudhaliya III) and is credited with founding the New Kingdom of the Hittites...
Yazdegerd III
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Yazdegerd III

Yazdegerd III (r. 632-651 CE) was the last monarch of the Sassanian Empire (224-651 CE), ruling – or attempting to rule – amidst the chaos of its final decline and fall to the invading Muslim Arabs. He was the son of the prince...
The Past, Present & Future of the Bubonic Plague - Sharon N. DeWitte
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The Past, Present & Future of the Bubonic Plague - Sharon N. DeWitte

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-bubonic-plague-sharon-n-dewitte The bubonic plague, which killed around 1/5 of the world’s population in the 14th century, is still around today — but it now...
The Triumph of Death
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The Triumph of Death

"The Triumph of Death" (Dutch: "De triomf van de Doods") is a painting by Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569 CE). Oil on panel. Made c. 1562 CE. 117 cm × 162 cm (46 in × 63.8 in). (Museo del Prado, Madrid)
Danse Macabre in St. Mary's Church, Beram
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Danse Macabre in St. Mary's Church, Beram

"Dance of the Dead" fresco from the Church of St. Mary in Beram, Croatia. Painted by Vincent of Kastav, 1471. Artwork depicting the "Danse Macabre" motif became popular in Europe after the Black Death.
Franciscan Monks Treat Victims of Leprosy
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Franciscan Monks Treat Victims of Leprosy

15th Century CE depiction of Franciscan monks treating people suffering from leprosy.
Roman Votive Male Torso, from Isola Farnese
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Roman Votive Male Torso, from Isola Farnese

Ancient Romans often dedicated votive objects to specific gods associated with healing in the hopes of recovery. These objects were in the form or representation of the affected body part and would be left at the temple of a god. This...
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Woman
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Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Woman

An artist's depiction of an ailing queen in the ancient Mediterranean, likely Greece or Macedon. From the game Old World.
Scrofula on the Neck of a Boy
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Scrofula on the Neck of a Boy

Photograph of scrofula of the neck, from Byrom Bramwell's Atlas of Clinical Medicine, 1893 CE.