According to one article :
“[The Berlin Papyrus No. 3038] . . . It is 5.16 m long and 20 cm high including 21 columns in the observe and two in the back. It was found inside an earthen vessel, buried 10 feet deep in the desert near Sakkara by Passalacqua, together with a judicial record of the time of Ramses II (c. 1350 BC).”Most Egyptologists also set the date of the papyrus at only around 1,300 BC. Thus while far from the oldest known reference to Medical Cannabis, it is interesting to note that here [prescription No. 81] shows that it was being used in an external anti-fever/inflammation ointment.
The following pictures/plates are taken from the 1909 German Language book -- Der grosse medizinische Papyrus des Berliner Museums (Pap. Berl. 3038) in Facsimile und Umschrift By Von Walter Wreszinski
Papyrus Berlin No. 3038 (1300 BC)
Berlin Sheet 7 line 8 prescription No. 81 -
the Berlin Museum
Prescription No. 81]
By Von Walter Wreszinski
- International Journal of Colorectal Diseases (1995) 10:229-231 By L. Viso i, J. Uriach
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