Ancient medicine bottle found in Turkey

Published on May 18th, 2010 | by Admin


A terracotta medicine bottle has been found in Bodrum, Turkey, which dates back to the Hellenistic period (330 B.C. to 30 B.C.)

An ancient terracotta medicine bottle has been found during an excavation at a building site in the center of Bodrum, located between two healthcare facilities.

“This the first known finding of a medicine bottle from the Hellenistic period in ancient Halicarnassus,” said archaeologist Ece Benli Ba?c?, referring to the present-day city center. “It has been identified using similar objects known to archaeologists, which were found in Priene [near present-day Söke] and other neighboring ancient city-sites, and bears a stamp identifying the name of the original dispensing pharmacist.”

Bodrum archaeologists plan to conduct research looking for any possible connection between the bottle and Hippocrates’ medicine school, the Asklepion in ancient Kos, the Greek island nearest to Bodrum.

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