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Science, Technology, and Health

2615-332: Chapter Ten: Science, Technology, and Health

by EDWARD BLEIBERG and STEPHEN THOMPSON

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 266

OVERVIEW 268

TOPICS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND HEALTH

Astronomy and Time Measurement 269

Cartography 272

Horoscopes 274

From a Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days 274

Magic 275

Mathematics 277

Problem 57 in the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus 278

Medicine 278

Medical Texts 279

Mummification 281

Technology and Engineering: Building the Pyramids 283

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Pentu 285

Peseshe 286

Psamtik (Psammetichus) I 286

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES 287

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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