The Black Hole of Calcutta

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by BSB München
published on 05 October 2022

An c. 1762 illustration of the Black Hole of Calcutta, the infamous prison cell used to hold captured British soldiers in 1756. According to one survivor, 123 of 146 prisoners died of dehydration and heat exhaustion.

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München, B. (2022, October 05). The Black Hole of Calcutta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16482/the-black-hole-of-calcutta/

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München, BSB. "The Black Hole of Calcutta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 05, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16482/the-black-hole-of-calcutta/.

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München, BSB. "The Black Hole of Calcutta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2022. Web. 30 Nov 2022.

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