WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

Mass grave with 48 skeletons of victims of the Black Death excavated in England

It is more than 650 years since the Black Death spread throughout Europe, but archaeologists still find terrifying memories of its destruction.

A mass grave of 48 skeletons was recently discovered on the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital in Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire.

The funeral contained remains of both male and female adults, as well as 27 children.

In addition to the skeletal remains, a Tau Cross pendant was found on the scene believed to have treated the St Anthony fire – a skin condition that gave victims the feeling that their limbs were on fire.

It is more than 650 years since the Black Death spread throughout Europe, but archaeologists still find terrifying memories of its destruction. A mass grave of 48 skeletons was recently discovered on the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital in Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire

It is more than 650 years since the Black Death spread throughout Europe, but archaeologists still find terrifying memories of its destruction. A mass grave of 48 skeletons was recently discovered on the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital in Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire

The black death, which destroyed Europe from 1346 to 1353, was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that can cause various forms of plague and can be transmitted to humans by fleas.

Black rats, which were abundant along trade routes, acted as carriers of the plague when fleas supported a ride on their backs.

An estimated 200 million people lost their lives due to this horrible plague.

Dr. Hugh Willmott from the archeology department of the University of Sheffield has been working at the Lincolnshire excavation site since 2011.

“Despite the fact that it is now estimated that up to half the population of England died during the Black Death, multiple graves associated with the event in this country are extremely rare and it seems that local communities are turning their loved ones into ordinary way possible, “he said.

The black death, which destroyed Europe from 1346 to 1353, was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that can cause different forms of plague and can be transmitted to humans by fleas

The black death, which destroyed Europe from 1346 to 1353, was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that can cause different forms of plague and can be transmitted to humans by fleas

The black death, which destroyed Europe from 1346 to 1353, was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that can cause different forms of plague and can be transmitted to humans by fleas

An estimated 200 million people lost their lives due to this horrible plague. Dr. Hugh Willmott of the archeology department at the University of Sheffield has been working at the Lincolnshire excavation site since 2011

An estimated 200 million people lost their lives due to this horrible plague. Dr. Hugh Willmott of the archeology department at the University of Sheffield has been working at the Lincolnshire excavation site since 2011

An estimated 200 million people lost their lives due to this horrible plague. Dr. Hugh Willmott of the archeology department at the University of Sheffield has been working at the Lincolnshire excavation site since 2011

“The only two previously identified 14th-century sites where Yersinia pestis (the bacterium responsible for the plague) has been identified are historically documented cemeteries in London, where civil authorities were forced to open new emergency cemeteries to handle the very large numbers of to be able to kill the urban. “

“The discovery of a previously unknown and completely unexpected mass funeral from this period in a quiet corner of rural Lincolnshire is so far unique and sheds light on the real difficulties faced by a small community that is not willing to do such a thing. to face a devastating threat. “

Dr. Willmott added: “Although skeletons are interesting, they represent only the end of one’s life and we are actually interested as archaeologists in the life they led before they died.”

“One of the ways in which we can connect to it is through the everyday objects they have left behind.

Among the skeletal remains was a small gold pendant called a Tau cross.

It was believed that this piece healed the fire of Saint Anthony, which is a skin condition that makes the person feel that his limbs are on fire.

The pendant is round with a ‘T’ in the middle that is etched with different designs.

In addition to the skeletal remains, a Tau Cross pendant was found on the scene believed to have treated the St Anthony fire - a skin condition that gave victims the feeling that their limbs were on fire

In addition to the skeletal remains, a Tau Cross pendant was found on the scene believed to have treated the St Anthony fire - a skin condition that gave victims the feeling that their limbs were on fire

In addition to the skeletal remains, a Tau Cross pendant was found on the scene believed to have treated the St Anthony fire – a skin condition that gave victims the feeling that their limbs were on fire

The team sends the remains to a laboratory and DNA samples are analyzed there. Dr. Diana Mahoney Swales, from the Lifelong Learning Department at the University of Sheffield, who is leading the study of the bodies, said, “As soon as the skeletons return to the laboratory, we will begin to properly learn who these people really are”

The team sends the remains to a laboratory and DNA samples are analyzed there.

Dr. Diana Mahoney Swales, from the Lifelong Learning Department at the University of Sheffield, who is leading the study of the bodies, said, “As soon as the skeletons return to the lab, we will begin to learn who these people really are.”

“We do this by determining whether they are male or female, children or adults.”

“And then we begin to examine the diseases that they may have experienced, such as metabolic diseases such as rickets and scurvy, which are degenerative diseases for the skeleton.

“But for diseases such as plague that are fatal, we must use old DNA analysis to investigate further.”

WHAT WAS BRITTANNIA IN THE 14TH CENTURY?

Great Britain was in the depths of the Middle Ages during the 14th century.

Infant mortality was high, until one third of all children did not survive after the age of five due to illness, illness and poor medical knowledge.

Up to 20 percent of women would die during the birth of a child or as a result of infections after birth.

If a person survived a risky childhood and lived in a time without war, the average life expectancy peaked around 40-45 years old.

The Plantagenet House were the princes who supervised the entire century; from Charles III to the deposition of Richard II in 1399.

In the mid-century, a four-year period between 1347 and 1351, one of the worst pandemics of all time was – The Black Death.

It killed an estimated 200 million people – between 30 and 60 percent of the total European population.

The Eastern rat flea was infected with the Yersinia pestis bacterium that spread the plague through the dirty streets and villages that were so popular in this era that hygiene and germs were not understood.

In addition to one of the worst cases in the history of humanity that has killed millions of people, dozens of people died due to a lack of food due to the great famine that stretched from 1315 to 1317.

Bad weather conditions saw a terrible crop yield and caused a food shortage throughout Europe.

Starvation caused millions of deaths and an increase in crime, cannibalism and infanticide during this period.

If childbirth, illnesses, plague or starvation did not lead to premature death, many people would come together in a more violent way because conflicts were common.

The Hundred Years War (which lasted 116 years from 1337 to 1453) was a series of conflicts between the kingdoms of England and France over the “rightful” succession of the French throne.

In 1381, the working class snarled back to the wealthy rulers of the Great Rising or the Peasants revolt in which 1,500 rebels died in protest against poor living conditions and increasing taxes.

.