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Remains from the Cyprian Plague unearthed

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of victims dating from the Plague of Cyprian in Egypt.

The bodies of the victim were either burned or covered with a layer of lime, which serves as a disinfectant.


Photo 1: Site of bonfire with human remains.

Photo 2: Kilns were built in order to create enough lime for all the victims.

It was most likely smallpox or measles that wreaked this kind of devastation (meaningful side-eye to the anti-vaxxers).


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