Troels Pank Arbøll

Troels Pank Arbøll, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in assyriology at the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on microhistorical approaches to ancient Mesopotamian medicine in order to gain a deeper understanding of ancient medical practices. He is also interested in ancient conceptions of illness; the reality behind medical ingredients, contagion, and epidemics; as well as the iconography of demons and animals. He is currently preparing an edition of a number of mainly unpublished cuneiform manuscripts with magical and medical content excavated in Hama (Syria) by a Danish expedition from 1931–1938.