Victims of Cyprian plague
Archaeologists in Thebes have discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century CE Cyprian Plague.
The Plague of Justinian
In 540 CE, Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I had great ambition of regaining Western Roman territories. His goal was to restore the Eastern Roman empire to what it was before the Roman empire dissolved. However, just a year later Emperor...
Plague 101 | National Geographic
What is plague? How many people died from the Black Death and the other plague pandemics? Learn about the bacterium behind the plague disease, how factors like trade and urbanization caused it to spread to every continent except Antarctica...
Galen (129-216 CE) was a Greek physician, author, and philosopher, working in Rome, who influenced both medical theory and practice until the middle of the 17th century CE. Owning a large, personal library, he wrote hundreds of medical treatises...
The Past, Present & Future of the Bubonic Plague - Sharon N. DeWitte
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-bubonic-plague-sharon-n-dewitte The bubonic plague, which killed around 1/5 of the world’s population in the 14th century, is still around today — but it now...
The Plague of Cyprian (249 to 262 A.D)
This time on the History of the Papacy Podcast's Sidetrack episodes, we will take a closer look at the impact of the Plague of Cyprian on the growth of the early Christian movement. We will see if a major plague can actually help a movement...
St. Anthony's Fire
St. Anthony's Fire (SAF) is an illness brought on by the ingestion of fungus-contaminated rye grain causing ergot poisoning (ergotism). The disease's common name derives from the medieval Benedictine monks dedicated to that saint who offered...
Plague Prayers of Mursilis II
The Hittite king Muršiliš II is imploring the gods to end the plague which has infested his country since the time of his father, Arnuwanda II. 13th century BCE (the tablet was originally written in the second half of the 14th century BCE...
The History of the Plague: Every Major Epidemic
See how the bubonic plague throughout history has kept coming back and killing millions up to modern times.
Marcus Aurelius reigned as Roman emperor from 161 to 180 CE and is best known as the last of the Five Good Emperors of Rome (following Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius) and as the author of the philosophical work Meditations. He...