Black death

What was the Black Death and when did it end?
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In Depth

What was the Black Death and when did it end?

Chinese city warns of Black Death risk after case of bubonic plague
6 Jul 2020
How life under the bubonic plague reflected today’s pandemic
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In Depth

How life under the bubonic plague reflected today’s pandemic

Historian looks back at the diary of 17th-century British naval administrator Samuel Pepys
27 Apr 2020
How the black death changed the world
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How the black death changed the world

The plague brought about the rise of the middle class - and pubs
17 Mar 2020
Beijing residents fearful after outbreak of plague
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In Depth

Beijing residents fearful after outbreak of plague

Chinese authorities say they have it under control, but citizens fear a lack of transparency might hide a wider contagion
14 Nov 2019
Rats off the hook: Black Death 'caused by giant gerbils'
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In Brief

Rats off the hook: Black Death 'caused by giant gerbils'

New study suggests giant gerbils carried the bubonic plague from Asia, 'exonerating' their rodent counterparts
24 Feb 2015
BLACK DEATH: Rats off the hook after 650 years
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BLACK DEATH: Rats off the hook after 650 years

The Bubonic Plague of 1348 was actually a pneumonic plague, say scientists studying skeletons dug up in London
30 Mar 2014