On Tuesday 20th February 2018, at 7p.m. a lecture entitled "Excavation findings from ancient doctor burials" by Dr. Despoina Ignatiadou will be held in the amphitheater of the Diachronic Museum of Larissa.
Mrs Ignatiadou is an archaeologist and Head of the Sculpture Collection at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
The topic is of particular interest, because we have many literary testimonies of Greek doctors before Roman years, but the material residues from their action remain minimal. This is also true for their illustrations, the oldest of which is estimated at the 6th cent. B.C. However, recently discovered doctor burials contain not only tools and equipment but also provide us with valuable information on living and on social position of doctors in classical and hellenistic period.