Researchers believe they have discovered the origins of the Black Death, which killed tens of millions in Europe, Asia, and North Africa more than 600 years ago.
Africa more than 600 years ago. One of the most significant disease episodes in human history occurred in the mid-14th century.
Despite years of research, scientists were unable to pinpoint the origin of the bubonic plague. According to new evidence, it happened in Kyrgyzstan, central Asia, in the 1330s.
675 Years Later... This Is the Answer to the Mystery of the Black Death's Origin. According to estimates, it killed up to 60% of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa's population in just eight years, from 1346 to 1353.
It may sound like a mode headline, but scientists have spent centuries trying to figure out what caused the Black Death, which devastated the mediaeval world.
After analysing DNA from remains at an ancient burial site, researchers claim to have traced the source of the plague to a region of Kyrgyzstan.
"We actually managed to put to rest all those centuries old controversies about the origins of the Black Death," said Philip Slavin, a historian who was part of the ...