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By Philip Norrie

ISBN-10: 3319289365

ISBN-13: 9783319289366

ISBN-10: 3319289373

ISBN-13: 9783319289373

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 ebook will learn the entire attainable infectious ailments found in precedent days and express that existence was once a regular fight for survival both keeping off or scuffling with opposed to those infectious ailment epidemics. The publication will argue that infectious illness epidemics are a serious hyperlink within the chain of causation for the loss of life of so much civilizations within the old international and that old historians may still now not forget about them, as is at the moment the case.

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Dr. Panagiotakopulu continues her quote: “In the London Medical papyrus, dated 1350 BC, there are incantations ‘in the language of Keftiu’ against the ‘Canaanite illness’ (Goedicke, 1984). e. bloody)…. (London Medical Papyrus 15, 8–10, translated by Goedicke, 1984). Goedicke (1984) is definite that this disease is bubonic plague, although the evidence is insubstantial. This disease was probably called the Canaanite or Asiatic (Amu) illness, either because of the place in which it originated, or simply because everything deleterious tends to be blamed on somebody else.

4. Mass burials and other non-traditional methods of burial were practiced among diminished populations needing to dispose of large numbers of corpses. Mass graves where there is no evidence of foul play provide circumstantial evidence for the occurrence of mass death by disease, even though most infections leave no specific trace upon the bones. 5. In religious life, severe plagues caused disaffection for old beliefs and support for new belief systems. In some cases, this meant the death of prominent cults and the rise of new or minor cults.

In response Amenhotep exempted, from paying taxes, the three classes of women who would have survived the first bout of the plague (see above). Children, who survived the plague, were now reaching child-bearing years so they could marry and have children. The second bout of the plague may have occurred around year twentyseven, which would explain the unusual mass burial tomb found by Rind and also explain why Amenhotep made himself a God and married his two daughters just before his year thirty celebrations.

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