Beyond Pelusium (via Contagions)

A look Pelusium, Egypt, where the first plague pandemic began and how it may have arrived at Pelusium.

Beyond 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

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