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Tropical disease in medieval Europe revises the history of a pathogen related to syphilis

June 11, 2020 - General

Mass burials are common remnants of the many plague outbreaks that ravaged Medieval Europe. A number of these graveyards are well documented in historical sources, but the locations of most, and the victims they contain, have been lost to the pages of time. In Vilnius, Lithuania, one such cemetery was found in a typical way: accidental discovery during a routine city construction project.

Multiple burial in Vilnius, Lithuania…

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