Archaeologists In Germany Discovered A Mass Grave Containing The Remains Of Over 1,000 People Who Were Likely Bubonic Plague Victims

Additionally, they found coins at the site from 1619 to 1621. So, they concluded that the mass grave was from 1632 to 1633, which was when the worst wave of the plague struck Nuremberg.

According to Melanie Langbein from the Department for Heritage Conservation in Nuremberg, that epidemic killed 15,000 people out of a population of 50,000. The Thirty Years’ War also took place during that time, causing more people to move into the city.

Furthermore, historical records indicate that 2,000 of these plague victims were buried close to St. Sebastian Hospital, the very spot where the mass grave was uncovered.

After completing the excavations, archaeologists are hoping to learn more about the diet, health, and lives of people from 17th-century Germany by studying the skeletons.

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