Ancient Cyprian plague remnants discovered in Luxor

The Italian archaeological mission discovered in Luxor remnants of the Cyprian plague that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in the capital of the Roman Empire, including two emperors at least.

According to Time magazine, scientists found the furnaces that were used to produce lime to cover the victims of the plague, a flare that was used for burning the infected in order to stop the spread of the plague, and skeletons of patients.
A Cyprian bishop called the plague the “End of the World” disease at the time, which is believed to have been one of the reasons behind the fall of the Roman Empire.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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