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2008-03-13 00:00:00

Archaeologists in Greece said Tuesday they have discovered evidence of a brain surgery performed almost 1,800 years ago on a young woman who died during or shortly after the operation.Although ancient writings have referred to such operations, discoveries of actual evidence, such as surgically perforated skulls, have been uncommon at best.  "We interpret the find as a case of complicated surgery which only a trained and specialized doctor could have attempted," said Ioannis Graikos, a...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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