Mass grave found in Germany: it may be the largest in Europe, but who is there? – The Sun of Mexico

In an astonishing and disturbing find, archaeologists in Germany found approximately a thousand skeletons in a mass grave which could become the largest in all of Europe.

In accordance with cnnbliss mass grave located in southern Germany in Nuremberg, contains human remains that belong approximately between the years 1400 and 1600 according to a radiocarbon dating test. The human remains were found after an archaeological study prior to a residential construction.

Melanie Langbein, from Nuremberg’s heritage conservation department, reportedly told CNN that burials in a short period of time and without Christian burial practices imply that they are due to the plague.

Langbein explained that in a note found in 1634, it is specified that after an outbreak of plague that killed more than 15,000 people in 1632-1633, almost 2,000 people were buried in St. Sebastian Spital, Nuremberg, that is, the site of the current excavation.

What happened during the black plague?

According to the World Health Organization, The plague has caused various and deadly pandemics with a high. In the 14th century it was called the “Black Death” and caused the death of approximately 50 million people in Europe.

The plague is an infectious disease caused by Yersinia pestis, a zoonotic bacteria that is usually found in small mammals and the fleas that parasitize them. Transmission between animals is done through fleas. Humans are infected through the bites of infected fleas, direct contact with infected body fluids or contaminated materials, and inhalation of respiratory droplets or small particles from patients with pneumonic plague.The WHO explains

In accordance with National Geographic, the Black Death epidemic that devastated Europe between 1346 and 1353occurred due to the unsanitary conditions of the Middle Ages and the rapid spread through rats.

The disease broke out in the groin, armpits and/or neck, between suppurations and extreme fevers, the patients died in agony and delirium. During the infection, lymph nodes became inflamed, which were named bubo, hence the origin of the term bubonic plague.

This specialized magazine points out that between 1346 and 1353, the total population of Europe went from 80 million inhabitants to only 30 million.

Currently it is treated without any problem with antibiotics, however, the WHO reported between 2010 and 2015 up to 3,248 cases in the world, 584 of them being fatal.

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