Hektoen International

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Tag: Twelfth Dynasty gynaecological papyrus found at el-Lahun

  • The el-Lahun gynecological papyrus

    Chinmoy K. Bose¬† Kolkata, India   Twelfth Dynasty gynaecological papyrus found at el-Lahun The Kahun Gynecological Papyrus (Twelfth Dynasty 1800 BC)1-3 is the oldest available medical record of Egyptian civilization, a three page document one meter long and about thirty-three cm wide that deals with gynecological diseases, fertility, pregnancy, and contraception. The name Amenemhet III…