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27 07, 2017

Maimonides – a Jewish doctor in medieval Cairo

By |2019-05-21T11:54:39-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Science|0 Comments

Saladin's castle in Cairo, where Maimonides worked Maimonides and health care In the 1100s AD, when Maimonides wrote his book about medicine, doctors didn't have very many medicines or medical treatments that worked. The Guide for the Perplexed Medieval Islamic medicine Most of the things they tried just made people even worse. Maimonides was smart enough to realize [...]

12 06, 2017

History of cats – Where did cats come from?

By |2018-10-29T10:58:40-07:00June 12th, 2017|Egypt|0 Comments

History of cats: Sumerian clay head of a cat (Iraq, ca. 3000-2000 BC) Evolution of cats Wildcats first evolved from earlier mammals in Europe during the late Tertiary period, about four million years ago. By around 50,000 years ago, wildcats had spread into West Asia, and by around 40,000 BC, there were cats [...]