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17th-century Depiction of Plague Doctor
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17th-century Depiction of Plague Doctor

A depiction of "Doctor Schnabel" ("Schnabel" is literally German for "Beak"), a plague doctor in Rome. The illustration appeared in a 17th -century German satirical manuscript. The engraving was first published by Paul Fürst (1608–1666...
Plague of Rome
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Plague of Rome

The angel of death striking a door during the plague of Rome; engraving by Levasseur after Jules-Elie Delaunay (1828-1891 CE).
Victims of Cyprian plague
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Victims of Cyprian plague

Archaeologists in Thebes have discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century CE Cyprian Plague.
Plague 101 | National Geographic
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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...
Plagues and Pandemics in the Ancient and Medieval World
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Plagues and Pandemics in the Ancient and Medieval World

Learn all about the Plagues and Pandemics in the Ancient and Medieval world! In this video Kelly Macquire discusses the most prominent plagues that the human race has overcome in history, and the effects they had on the populations. The...
Roman Medicine
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Roman Medicine

Roman medicine was greatly influenced by earlier Greek medicine and literature but would also make its own unique contribution to the history of medicine through the work of such famous experts as Galen and Celsus. Whilst there were professional...
History's Deadliest Pandemics
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History's Deadliest Pandemics

Please note that this image was published in March 2020 and the numbers for the Covid-19 Pandemic are out of date. For up-to-date information on the pandemic please visit the WHO website. A diagram showing the relative estimated deaths...
The Past, Present & Future of the Bubonic Plague - Sharon N. DeWitte
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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...
Nergal
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Nergal

Nergal (also known as Erra and Irra) is the Mesopotamian god of death, war, and destruction. He began as a regional, probably agricultural, god of the Babylonian city of Kutha in the Early Dynastic Period (c. 2900-2700 BCE). As his temple...
The Plague of Cyprian (249 to 262 A.D)
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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...