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Podcast Season 3, Episode 2 – Call the (Roman) Midwife: Ancient Delivery and Childbirth with Tara Mulder

For our next episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Tara Mulder, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, who talks to us about what a Roman birth may have looked like, who would have been a midwife and what their role was, and how things have changed or stayed the same regarding women and pregnancy from the Roman times to current day.

Image of the Month

Gameboard and gaming pieces from an 18th Dynasty tomb in Abydos, Egypt (Cemetery D, Tomb D99). The gameboard and pieces are made of wood and blue faience, a glass-like material made of ground quartz. The board can be laid out to play two different games, Senet (shown in the image) and 20 Squares (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. 01.4.1a).



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