Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC
2,600 year old orthopedic implant in the bones of an Egyptian priest,Usermontu.The screw Usermontu's surgeon implanted into his bones was over 9 inches in length(poor fellow!)It looks as if he lost the ability to bend the limb.Still,I have seen similar cases of permanently impaired mobility after "modern"orthopedic surgeries! My hat is off to the surgeons who achieved this feat in that era-without modern anesthesia,before germ theory emerged,without modern antibiotics-brave souls indeed!
Medical Mystery of Usermontu: Why the Discovery of 2,600-Year-Old Knee Screw Left Experts Dumbfounded Read more: http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/medical-mystery-usermontu-why-discovery-2600-year-old-knee-screw-020445#ixzz3iNR2haWk Follow us: @ancientorigins on Twitter | ancientoriginsweb on Facebook The mummified remains of Usermontu, Rosicrucian San Jose Museum
Winged human-headed bull, Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq, High relief and sculpture in the round; gypseous alabaster, Louvre Museum.