The Antiquities Museum affiliated to the Cultural Outreach Sector at Bibliotheca Alexandrina organizes a lecture entitled “The Tomb of Ipuy and its Relation to Ancient Egyptian Medicine” on Monday, August 19 , 2019 at 1.00 pm in the BA Main Entrance Auditorium.
The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Mahmoud ElMohamdy Abd El Hady Salama, who holds Ph. D in Tourism Guidance, from Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Mansoura University.
The lecture will address the tomb of the artist Ipuy located at the Western Bank of Luxor, in Dier Al-Madina area, number 217.
This tomb is famous for its scenes that demonstrate the multifarious sculpture work done by its owner Ipuy.
However, one of the wall scenes particularly exhibits a full scene that proves that the Ancient Egyptian has known much of the secrets of ancient medicine: namely, the scene of treating dislocated shoulder or dis-articulation.
Another scene portrays how the ancient Egyptians cure eye diseases and how they examined and treated eyes. Accordingly, it is obvious that this tomb exhibits treatment methods in two medical specializations in that era: dis-articulation and eye diseases.
This allows us to associate such scenes with what has appeared in various medical papyri in order to learn the ways of treatments for such diseases in ancient Egyptian medicine and compare them to those of modern medicine.