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Scrofula on the Neck of a Boy
Imageby Byrom Bramwell

Scrofula on the Neck of a Boy

Photograph of scrofula of the neck, from Byrom Bramwell's Atlas of Clinical Medicine, 1893 CE.
Henry IV Engaged in Royal Touch
Imageby Pierre Firrens

Henry IV Engaged in Royal Touch

Henry IV of France (1572-1610 CE) touching 575 people in Reims during the Holy Week of 1606 CE, due to the prevailing belief that the king's touch could cure illness.
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Greek Prince
Imageby Mohawk Games

Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Greek Prince

An artist's depiction of a bedridden young prince in the ancient Mediterranean, likely Greece or Macedon. From the game Old World.
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Roman
Imageby Mohawk Games

Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Roman

An artist's depiction of a bedridden man in the ancient Mediterranean. From the game Old World.
Greek Statuette of an Emaciated Woman
Imageby Metropolitan Museum of Art

Greek Statuette of an Emaciated Woman

A Greek statuette of an emaciated woman from Smyrna, Asia Minor. The woman depicted has an emaciated, skeletal frame and distended belly. Her pose, dress, and youthful hairstyle indicates that she is a young woman suffering from a debilitating...
Giovanni Boccaccio & Florentines Who Have Fled from the Plague
Imageby Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Giovanni Boccaccio & Florentines Who Have Fled from the Plague

Illustration from a medieval manuscript Giovanni Boccaccio, Le Decameron. Translated from the Italian by Laurent de Premierfait Bruges, Master of 1482 and follower (illuminators); c. 1485 CE Manuscript reference: The Hague, KB, 133 A 5...
The Hittites
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

The Hittites

The Hittites occupied the ancient region of Anatolia (also known as Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey) prior to 1700 BCE, developed a culture apparently from the indigenous Hatti (and possibly the Hurrian) people, and expanded their territories...
Pericles
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Pericles

Pericles (l. 495–429 BCE) was a prominent Greek statesman, orator, and general during the Golden Age of Athens. The period in which he led Athens, in fact, has been called the Age of Pericles due to his influence...
Ibn Battuta
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta (l. 1304-1368/69 CE) was a Moroccan explorer from Tangier whose expeditions took him further than any other known traveler of his time and resulted in the work which has made him famous, The Rihla of Ibn Battuta. Scholar Douglas...
Sennacherib
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Sennacherib

Sennacherib (reigned 705-681 BCE) was the second king of the Sargonid Dynasty of Assyria (founded by his father Sargon II). He is one of the most famous Assyrian kings owing to the part he plays in narratives in the biblical Old Testament...