October 11, 2019
by Daily Mail UK
The Black Death which killed around 200 million people across Europe — an estimated 60 per cent of the population — arrived via Russia, a study suggests.
Researchers reconstructed the genomes of the bacteria that caused the Black Death by analysing the teeth of its victims from across Europe.
Their findings suggest that the disease had a single point of origin into Europe, via the east Russian town of Laishevo.
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