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atheroma: The Great Killers

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Atheroma or atherosclerosis describes the process by which arteries gradually silt up, becoming narrower and finally blocked. Not all arteries are involved but the most important are the...

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death

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Since death is the cessation of life, it cannot be experienced, nor be a harm, nor a proper object of fear. So, at least, have argued many philosophers, notably Epicurus and Lucretius. A...

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Funerary Art

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Mortuary practices are a potent indicator of a culture's most basic values. In the ancient Mediterranean, burial rituals were performed by family members whose standing in the community was...

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paleopathology

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. the study of the diseases of humans and other animals in prehistoric times, from examination of their bones or other remains. By examining the bones of specimens of...

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parasitology

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

The study of small organisms (parasites) living on or in other organisms (hosts), regardless of whether the effect on the hosts is beneficial, neutral, or harmful. The study uses the term...

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Ptah

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

In Egyptian mythology, an ancient deity of Memphis, creator of the universe, god of artisans, and husband of Sekhmet. He became one of the chief deities of Egypt, and was identified by the...

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tomb

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Monument erected to enclose or cover a dead body and preserve the memory of the dead, so a sepulchral or funerary structure. See also mausoleum, table-tomb.

Colvin (1991);Crossley...

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