Helena Trindade Lopes

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Maria Helena Trindade Lopes is Full Professor of Egyptology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and Executive Coordinator of the Department of History. She is also the coordinator of the \"Antiquity to its Reception\" Group at CHAM - Humanities Center. She is the author of six scientific books, several chapters in collective works, two historical novels (The Woman who Loved Pharaoh and Ramses II: The Living God who Conquered Lands and Hearts), and a historical biography of Rome (Rome, Eternal City). She has also published more than 150 articles in journals and proceedings of scientific conferences. She was the director of the first Portuguese archaeological project in Egypt (Apriés Palace, in Memphis), which started in 2000 and ended in 2010.

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The essential nature of Egyptian healing links religious notions and the so-called magical practices. It was wholly integrated with empiric-rational approaches to perform a multi-layered therapeutic. Ancient Egyptian medicine mirrors Egyptians’ ethos and worldview. Thus, Egyptian medical papyri contribute to our better understanding of Egyptians cultural relation with diseases and cures. This book re-examines a short gynecological manual from the Papyrus University College 32057, housed at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London. The volume presents thirty-four cases in hieroglyphics, transliteration, and translation. A comment section highlights cardinal data, classifies ingredients, and evokes the mental processes at work. The volume ends with a glossary of lexical elements.

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