Roman Medicine Roadshow @ Museum of Liverpool 17th-18th May
We have pleasure in announcing that the Roman Medicine Roadshow will be running a two-day medical extravaganza at The Museum of Liverpool on 17th-18th May 2013.
To coincide with the Liverpool Light Night festival, we will be invading the atrium of the museum, bringing with us a host of family-friendly activities themed upon the history of medicine in the Roman world.
- Full gladiatorial battles in the museum atrium - with battle wounds operated on 'live' by Galen of Pergamon
- Discover 1st Century style 'Embarrassing Bodies' with our wandering Roman doctor
- Have your own battle wounds ;'inflicted' by the fab prosthetics from 'So Coco Rouge' - something gory for young and old alike!
- Join our osteoarchaeologist to discover the evidence that skeletons can provide about illness and medicine in the ancient would
- Join the Roman folk-healer to learn the importance of herbs, magic and the Gods to Roman medicine
- Learn from the skilled tool-maker how precise Roman surgery equipment was made
All events are free of charge, and will be running from 4pm-8pm on Friday 17th May and 10am-4pm of Saturday 18th May.
This event is supported by The Wellcome Trust.