Roman medical tools found in grave | Photo: bavarikon.de
In Wehringen (southern Germany), in the area of an ancient necropolis, a grave was discovered, with human remains buried in it along with a set of surgical instruments, a stone palette and a bronze first aid kit. The first aid kit has a sliding lid and separate compartments for storing medical substances.
As it turns out, the first-aid kit contains dried herbs and the remains of ointments. Interestingly, the names of drug manufacturers were also discovered. Spatulas were used to mix ingredients on a palette to produce medicine. The objects are dated to the middle of the 3rd century CE.