Georg Moritz Ebers (Berlin, 1 March 1837 - Tutzing, Bavaria, 7 August 1898), German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus, of ca. 1550 BCE, named for him (see Ebers Papyrus) at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873-74. Now in the Library of the University of Leipzig, the Ebers Papyrus is among the most important ancient Egyptian medical papyri. It is one of two of the oldest preserved medical documents anywherethe other being the Edwin Smith Papyrus (ca. 1600 BCE). The Ebers papyrus, which was published as a facsimile with an English-Latin vocabulary and introduction, mentioned more than 700 substances and medical recipes that include incantations and concoctions.