Historians Pinpoint the Very ‘Worst Year’ to Ever be Alive

Historians have dubbed the year 536 as “the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive”. The skies were blackened out for months by two volcanic eruptions, leading to years of failed harvests. With weakened individuals fleeing their homes due to famine, the newly incubated plague had a perfect vehicle to evolute into the world’s first plague pandemic, eventually “responsible for destroying at least one-third of the eastern Roman Empire population, leading to its collapse.” Read full article here

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