A look Pelusium, Egypt, where the first plague pandemic began and how it may have arrived at Pelusium.
The origins of the first plague pandemic have always been something of a mystery. The plague is first reported in mid-July 541 at the Egyptian port of Pelusium, a secondary port on the eastern end of the Nile delta. From Pelusium it spread both east to the Levant and west to Alexandria where it hopped a ship for Constantinople and beyond (1). There is no evidence that plague was endemic at Pelusium so the pandemic’s origin must be sought beyond t … Read More