1400 Year Old Hippocratic Prescriptions Found

OK – I know y’all’re bibliophiles, so — how could you NOT love a news story in the Greek Reporter about the reputed oldest continuously operating library in the world!

Article starts:

“The oldest-to-date medical recipes from Hippocrates were recently discovered by monks at the St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt.

“The discovery of the 6th century AD manuscript, which contains many medical recipes written by the ancient physician, occurred amidst restorations at the monastery’s library.

“The manuscript, which was written by an anonymous scribe, also contains other medical recipes as well as illustrations of medicinal herbs.

 “The library at the monastery, which is considered to be the oldest continuously operating library in the world, contains some six thousand manuscripts written in Arabic, Ethiopian, Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, and Greek.

“The oldest manuscript at the library, which mainly houses works of history and philosophy, is thought to date back to the 4th century AD.”

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