Black Death

Ancient Black Plague Found In Swedish Gravesite

Ancient Black Plague Found In Swedish Gravesite

Long before the two deadliest pandemics in history — the Plague of Justinian and the Black Plague — an ancient strain of the bacterium responsible for these scourges, Yersinia pestis, may have already wreaked havoc among Neolithic European communities over 5000 years ago, according to a controversial new study.