Theo van den Hout Discusses Plague Prayers of the Ancient Hittites in OI Podcast

Early in the 14th Century BCE, the Hittites faced a twenty year plague. How did these ancient Anatolians deal with pandemics? While the methods may be different, not much has changed. Join Theo van den Hout, the Arthur and Joanne Rasmussen Professor of Anatolian Languages and Cultures, in NELC and the Oriental Institute for a discussion on plague prayers and scapegoating rituals used to combat plague in the ancient Hittite world.

The podcast is available on the OI YouTube Channel.