Asclepius on Cos

Caroline Dubois-Weber sent the following pictures from her trip to Cos.

“The statue of Asclepius is from the archaeological museum at the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus. This Asclepion is famous for being the mythological birthplace of the Greek god of medicine, Asclepius.”

“The Asclepieion of Kos is one of the most famous Asclepions from antiquity. Located on the island said to be the birthplace of Hippocrates, the site of this Asclepieion contains ruins of a medical school rumored to have been founded and taught at by the acclaimed ‘father of modern medicine.’ Because of these ancient ties to the history of medicine, many physicians from around the world pay visit to the asclepion. Some Greek medical schools even host their white coat ceremonies at the site.”

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