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Greek Dioscorides and Armenian Crimson

Pedanius Dioscorides, a greek physician and botanist authored a medical encyclopedia known as De Materia Medica that was influential in antiquity in its expansive understanding of medicine. 

Dioscorides was born in Anazarbus, a region in the Armenian Highlands and Armenian Cilicia. He writes that the best kokkos baphike, or kermes shrub and kermes insect (known as the Armenian cochineal used to make Armenian red crimson dye) came from Galatia and Armenia. 

Armenian crimson dye, Greek medicine, Armenian in antiquity, Armenian cilicia, Armenian highlands, 
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