Police seize a Sumerian artefact containing cuneiform text on medicine

An artefact covered with a medical prescription made in cuneiform script was seized by the Police Department in Diyarbakır, Turkey. The text is now believed to be the oldest medical handbook in the history of medicine.

The artefact covered with cuneiform script (by Daily Sabah)

The experts date the artefact to 3000 BC and an investigation is carried out in order to determine how and where from the object was brought to Diyarbakır. At present not much is known about the artefact that is believed to hold the oldest text concerning medicine issues in the world.

(after Daily Sabah)

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