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Skeleton found at oldest hospital in Iceland

The skeleton of a person who suffered from Paget's disease has been unearthed at Skriduklaustur in Iceland. “We know now that a hospital was operated in the monastery from 1490 to 1550, which makes it the oldest hospital in Iceland,” Kristjánsdóttir said. “It wasn’t known that the monasteries were involved

2,000-year-old pagan altar unearthed in Jerusalem

A 2,000-year-old incense altar has been uncovered at a hospital construction site in Israel. Israeli archaeologists say workers have uncovered an ancient pagan altar while clearing ground for construction of a hotly disputed hospital emergency room. They say the discovery proves an ancient cemetery at the site that has been

Roman hospital excavated in Moravia

Excavations have begun on the site of a Roman hospital which is described as the largest preserved site of its kind north of the Danube. The hospital, 60 m by 45 m in size, was part of an extensive fortified complex the 10th Roman legion built on Hradisko hill in the

Bone find shows early amputations

Bones found at a former hospital in Worcestershire, England show evidence of early amputations and other medical research. Simon Sworn, archaeologist and project officer, said many of the 19th Century bones had been deliberately cut and were "evidence of amputations in their infancy". The British Medical Research Association (BMA) was founded in