Instructions for a 3,500-year-old pregnancy test. (Photo: Carlsberg Papyrus Collection / University of Copenhagen)
What did they recommend for leprosy?
” Take two beetles and papyrus me a message in the morning.”
I say scan it all and publish it on the net. Let the autists devour it and spit out the translations in a few weeks. Give them a real challenge for the good of mankind. Ancient wisdom might be good for us.
They carved people up to make them into mummies. The kidneys are kind of hard to miss. And they are connected to the bladder so their role is not hard to figure out.
Tell me they knew about the Pituitary gland and how it worked, that would be impressive.
a passel of manuscripts locked away in Copenhagen with 4 researchers on the translating job?
how about, have those four researchers photograph each manuscript, put them up on a website, and crowd-source translations.
Knowledge shouldn’t be locked away in some dusty university or museum basement like a personal treasure. Get it out there.
This thread has real meaningful heiroglyphics that tell a real story
One manuscript was translated as follows: "Do not take if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, or while taking medication for heart disease. Side effects may include insomnia, diarrhea, dizziness, double vision, or loss of appetite. If symptoms persist for more than 21 days, check with your doctor or pharmacist before continuing ton take this medication."