The Plague: Black Death

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The Black Death is believed to have originated in the 6th and 7th centuries and called “The Plague of Justinian.” According to historical facts, some 40% of Constantinople’s people died from the plague as it ran wild, with no known cure. It disappeared as easily as it arrived.

Black Death Plague reared its head once again in the 14th century, in the arid plains of Central Asia, in regions close to China. From there it travelled along the Silk Road, reaching Crimea in 1346. The disease was carried by fleas, which would live on the coats of black rats, which travelled upon merchant ships.

According to weather conditions in the early part of the 14th century, Earth underwent a period of extreme cold weather, as temperatures plummeted well below what would be considered normal temperatures for that time of year.

  • In 1345 the plague had reached…

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