Full article here. Ancient Egyptian mastered many marvels before the rest of mankind but also had some weird sh*t going on. Dwarf and cat fetishes, and overly long (72 days) burial rituals. But among them are....
They ate poop. Let’s just say that for all their achievements, Ancient Egyptians were still mystified by medicine. Treatments ranged from simple hygiene to sorcery and surgery.
The lines between the duties of a priest and a doctor were also commonly blurred. Certain ailments were treated with animal dung, perhaps providing some useful molds and fermentation substances. But giving patients poop breath undoubtedly caused more harm than good.