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mages of plague sufferers in an illumination from a 16th Century Perugian manuscript

Crossrail Dig Sheds Light On Black Death Mystery: Plague Was Not Spread By Rats But Was Airborne, Experts Say

VRTEŠKA 337: KUGA U VREME JUSTINIJANA - 542. GODINE

VRTEŠKA 337: KUGA U VREME JUSTINIJANA - 542. GODINE

An overview of historically accurate ways to die, by historian Wanda S. Henry.

Historically Accurate Ways to Die

Anonymous illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible The buboes characteristic of the bubonic plague are quite evident.

14th century depiction of Flagellants mortifying themselves in penitence (bought about by the onset of the Black Death)

flagellants -- I suspect the open skin made contracting plague even easier.

Public Health WARNING for citizens over the age of 60.

Public Health WARNING for citizens over the age of 60.

map showing HISTORY & DISTRIBUTION of BLACK DEATH worldwide UNIQUE 24X36

map showing HISTORY & DISTRIBUTION of BLACK DEATH worldwide UNIQUE 24X36

Plague: Accounts suggest the Black Death in 1348-1349 was viewed as God's punishment on the people

Black Death backtrack: Don't blame the rats, the plague was 'spread by PEOPLE'

Plague: Accounts suggest the Black Death in 1348-1349 was viewed as God's punishment on the people

Researchers believe a single strain of Y.pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague, was responsible for two major historical outbreaks of the disease as well as more recent outbreak in China and India, suggesting the bacterium spread to Asia from Europe. Pictured is a mass burial site in Ellwangen, Germany

One strain of bacterium was behind the Black Death and Great Plague

Single strain of plague bacteria sparked multiple historical and modern pandemics

Peasants burying the dead. from a manuscript belonging to  Edimage/Goldner, Paris, Mid 14th century  Note the pouches, hats and lined hoods. Coffins picks and shovels.  Body wrapped in a shroud. Note method of carrying coffin on poles.

The burial of the victims of the plague in Tournai. Detail of a miniature from “The Chronicles of Gilles Li Muisis” abbot of the monastery of St. Martin of the Righteous.

Jews were blamed for bringing the Black Plague to Europe and in many cases were burned and or killed before the plague could kill them

Jews were blamed for bringing the Black Plague to Europe and in many cases were burned and or killed before the plague could kill them

Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire

Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire

Black Death burial pit found at site of medieval abbey in Lincolnshire - History of Royal Women

Medical archaeology: The birth of the Black Death ~ The Economist

The birth of the Black Death

Penitents

Pandemic that ravaged Europe between 1347 and taking a proportionately greater toll of life than any other known epidemic or war up to that time. The Black Death is widely.

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