Death Ships | Grisly Facts about the Black Death

Death Ships

Twelve Genoese trading ships landed at Messina, Sicily, in 1347 with an important, albeit deadly, stowaway onboard. The crew of the ships never got a chance to meet the transfer passenger for they were either dead or dying; their bodies covered with strange lesions oozing blood and pus. The Black Death had set foot in Europe on that October day to the horror and dismay of the residents of the Sicilian city. From there, the Black Death made its way to the rest of the Europe claiming the lives of millions.

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