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Why did 17th-century plague doctors wear peculiar beaked masks?

What were plague doctors and why did some of them wear beaked masks? With their long cloaks and grotesque bird-like masks, these medical professionals made for a disconcerting sight in 17th-century Europe. Here's a quick guide to their strange protective clothing... With a long cloak and grotesque bird-like mask, the European ‘plague doctor’ was a... Continue Reading →

Quiz Night!

Join Carl and Stephanie for an evening (or morning depending on your location) of Egyptological trivia and test your knowledge in this just-for-fun(draising) quiz. Help us raise much needed funds to enable us to continue offering our online lectures by signing up for our evening quiz today. Join in with people at home or interact... Continue Reading →

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