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Ancient Roman medical tools discovered in Cyprus

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Ancient Roman medical tools discovered in Cyprus
Ancient Roman medical tools discovered in Cyprus | Photo: Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka | Jagiellonian University

Nearly 2,000-year-old medical utensils, tools and coins were found in Cyprus in 2017.

In Paphos, Cyprus (the capital of the province in Roman times), a collection of bronze and iron surgical instruments was found. The discovery took place in a place where an ancient physician once received it.

The finds include a long spoon, tongs and tools that scientists believe were used to assemble the bones. The finds date back to the 1st century CE. In addition, intact vessels and medical containers, two ceramic oil lamps and Roman coins dated to the 1st-2nd century CE, from the reign of Hadrian and Trajan, were found.

According to scientists, this ancient hospital was destroyed in an earthquake in 126 CE. It was located at the end of the Agora – the main square of the city.

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