Mystery of Black Death’s origins solved, say researchers
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International team link spike in deaths at cemeteries in Kyrgyzstan in 1300s to start of plague pandemic

Researchers believe they have solved the nearly 700-year-old mystery of the origins of the Black Death, the deadliest pandemic in recorded history, which swept through Europe, Asia and north Africa in the mid-14th century.

At least tens of millions of people died when bubonic plague tore across the continents, probably by spreading along trade routes. Despite intense efforts to uncover the...

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