Gerbils Guilty, Rats No Longer Blamed for Plague

Gerbils Guilty, Rats No Longer Blamed for Plague

Black rats have borne the blame for spreading the bubonic plague and killing 75 million in Europe over approximately 800 years. But, new research seems to have exonerated that rodent. Instead of “smelling a rat,” it appears people should be looking at a new culprit. Scientists now theorize that gerbils are guilty of spreading the Black […]

Black Death Skeletons Talk and Thieves Survived

DNA Confirmed Bacterium in Skeletons

Black Death Skeletons Talk and Thieves Survived

Black Death Skeletons have now talked through the careful examination of their DNA, and surprisingly the thieves that had carried off the bodies of the victims survived. Black Death, also known as Bubonic Plague, swept through Europe from 1347 to 1351. It is projected to have been one of the worst epidemics ever known to […]