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By Philip Norrie

This publication indicates how bubonic plague and smallpox helped finish the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age within the close to East and later the Carthaginian Empire. The publication will research the entire attainable infectious ailments found in precedent days and exhibit that lifestyles used to be an everyday fight for survival both averting or combating opposed to those infectious disorder epidemics. The publication will argue that infectious illness epidemics are a serious hyperlink within the chain of causation for the dying of such a lot civilizations within the historical international and that historical historians should still now not forget about them, as is at the moment the case.

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10. , The Hittites, (London: The Folio Society, 2005) 205. 11. , 419. 12. Ibid. 13. , The Persians (London: The Folio Society, 2005) 350. 16 A HISTORY OF DISEASE IN ANCIENT TIMES 14. au/biosecurity/animal/humans/ zoonoses. Accessed 7 December 13. 15. nsf/ pages/Leprosy_explained. Accessed 7 December 13. 16. html. Accessed 10 October 11. 17. html. Accessed 3 October 11. 18. , “Mycobacterium, tuberculosis Complex DNA, from an extinct bison dated 17,000 years before the present”, (Clinical Infectious Diseases 33 (3), 2001), 305–11.

The most important of these was the increase in the number of larger-than-life statues of Sekhmet the goddess of war and pestilence. Her consort Ptah who was both punisher and healer also became more popular. His temple at Mennufer (Memphis) was expanded and redecorated during Amenhotep’s reign at great expense. 18 Khonsu, an ancient god of the Old Kingdom who was famous for being blood thirsty, suddenly became a healing deity by the end of the New Kingdom. Amenhotep also made himself a god just before the Sed festival to celebrate the thirtieth year of his reign.

Akademie Der Wissenschaft, Cairo, 1976. , “Pharaonic Egypt and the origins of Plague”, (Journal of Biogeography 31, 2004) 272–273. , “Unwelcome companions: ancient rats reviewed”, (Antiquity, Vol 68, 1994) 232. BBC-History-Ancient History in depth: “The End of the Amarna Period”, 5. htm, “The Hittites”, 7 Accessed 3 December 2013. ). Ibid, 109–125. ). 1). At its height during the fourteenth century, the Hittite Empire extended from central Anatolia into southwestern Syria as far as the city of Ugarit where it bordered the northern end of the Egyptian Empire and into upper Mesopotamia where it bordered the Assyrian Empire.

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