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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