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25 September, 2023 - 20:54
What Hygiene Was Like During the Black Plague? (Video)
In the 14th century , European hygiene during the Black Plague was far from ideal. Bathing was infrequent, and people resorted to remedies like vinegar and even urine to combat the disease due to a...
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22 April, 2023 - 01:59
From Horror to Hope: Surviving the Black Plague (Video)
The Black Death , a pandemic that ravaged humanity in the Middle Ages, left a harrowing mark on history. Millions of people succumbed to the plague, and nearly half of Europe's population perished...
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1 October, 2022 - 01:57
The Cat-Quisition: Pope Gregory IX Started a War on— Wait for It—Cats
Anyone with a thing against cats may get some satisfaction from a weird history “fact” circulating on the internet. Used as widespread clickbait, a frequently repeated story claims that in the 13th...
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30 January, 2022 - 17:58
Thrilled Detectorist Finds 800-Year-Old Brooch with Magical Words to Ward off Illness
Metal detectorists have become important allies to the archaeology community. Over the past few years, several exciting finds of ancient coins, jewelry, tools, weapons, and other assorted metallic...
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17 May, 2020 - 14:03
How ‘Death Ships’ Spread Disease Through the Ages
One of the haunting images of this pandemic will be stationary cruise ships – deadly carriers of COVID-19 – at anchor in harbours and unwanted. Docked in ports and feared. The news of the dramatic...
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20 August, 2015 - 01:01
Mass grave of possible bubonic plague victims excavated in London
A mass grave of 30 possible bubonic plague victims is being excavated in London at the huge cemetery of Bedlam mental asylum that was discovered while workers were building the Crossrail subway...
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13 May, 2015 - 17:40
Archaeologists piece together final moments of hundreds of Medieval Parisians
The skeletons of more than 200 medieval Parisians have been moved for further study to a warehouse of the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research in a suburb north of Paris,...
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