1st-century burial holds Roman doctor buried with medical tools, including ‘top-quality’ scalpels

The grave of a medical man who died roughly 2,000 years ago has been unearthed in Hungary, along with needles, forceps, scalpels and other tools he used for his profession.

The medical toolset, dating from the first century AD, is a rare find, according to a translation statement (opens in new tab) released on April 25 by Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. Similar finds have been made only at the Roman city of Pompeii.

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