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Nerve Sparing Esthetic Circumcision

The circumcision dates back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the most ancient surgery is the Egyptian practice of religious ritual circumcision of the penis of priests and nobility. This relief of the 6th Egyptian Dynasty, in the Saqqara Necropolis outside of Cairo, is from the Tomb of Ankhmahor (2345 BCE), referred to as the “Tomb of the Physician.” The mural shows the two young men, one with arms restrained, undergoing circumcision.

In the period of priest Abraham (2000-1800 BCE) the circumcision was performed to all jewish men as a “Treaty sign”.

Circumcision is a religious or cultural ritual for many Jewish and Islamic families.

Approximately 25 percent of all men in the world is circumcised. The procedure of circumcision is performed by the reasons of religious, social (ethnic or family tradition, personal cosmetic choice) or preventive health care (such as personal hygiene).


  1. Wilson, John (1950): Circumcision in Egypt, in James F Pritchard, edit, Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, Princeton University Press, p. 326


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